Capital Campaign for New Downtown Library is Nearing Completion
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on April 09, 2018, April 09, 2018


The capital campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is nearing completion, with $7,214,032 of the $8,000,000 goal raised to date. Only $758,968 remains in order to fully fund and equip the new, state-of-the-art library. The Downtown Library is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 16.

The Downtown Library is a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library. Of the project's $30 million total budget, $22 million was provided by the City of Arlington.

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is the project's lead donor, with a gift of $4.1 million. Other donations have ranged from corporate naming opportunities to pocket change given by children. Click here to see a list of donors who gave $1,000 or more.

The Friends and Foundation have put on a variety of events since beginning their capital campaign in 2016. Highlights of the campaign include a gala evening featuring New York Times best selling author Sandra Brown; beer tastings at local breweries; garage sales and used book sales; and more.

It's not too late to join the campaign to support the new Downtown Library. Buy a library shirt online or in branches; purchase books for the new library's collection; or give online or in any library location.

To find more about giving options, contact Andi Davis, the Library's Development Coordinator, at 817-459-6924 or [email protected].

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