KCL Looks to the Future!
–Kalkaska, Michigan. Lynnette Cervone, Kalkaska County Library Board of Trustees’ President announced on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 that the Library purchased property adjacent to the current facility located on US 131 in downtown Kalkaska. After an exhaustive search for an appropriate site, the Library and its dedicated volunteers in collaboration with the Village of Kalkaska, the Kalkaska DDA, and the Brownfield Authority are very pleased at this development.
The purchase of this property sets in motion long-awaited design plans and a Capital Campaign to construct a new library. The Board expects that residents of Kalkaska County will eagerly embrace the project, which is intended to complement the “Michigan Mainstreet” program vision that is facilitating a downtown Kalkaska renaissance. Kalkaska Village’s Michigan Main Street Program Developer Gayenell Gentilia said “Having this new facility on main street brings us one step closer to being a next level Michigan Main Street Community and developing the synergy for rejuvenation of the downtown district.”
“Our vision for a larger, brighter library downtown includes an expansion of services not only for the residents of Kalkaska County, but also the outlying areas. A new facility can draw visitors and be a place where our community can gather whether for technology, education, or other programs that enrich and inspire.” said Library Board President Lynnette Cervone.
For more information:
Kalkaska County Library Board President Lynnette Cervone at 231-384-6204, Kalkaska County Library Director Bradley Chaplin at 231-258-9411, Kalkaska’s Main Street program coordinator Gayenell Gentilia at 231-258-9191