Our renovation project is completed! Thanks in part to private donations from individuals and fundraising efforts, our renovation project also became possible with the following grants: the NE Department of Economic Development’s Civic and Community Center Financing Fund matching grant, Peter Kiewit challenge grant, Kreutz Bennett Donor Advised Fund and the Ethel S Abbott Foundation. Thanks also to the Kitty M Perkins Foundation and the Arapahoe Area Foundation for their continued support.
The city of Arapahoe formally awarded Paulsen, Inc the project. Wilkins Architecture Design Planning of Kearney is the firm who designed the renovation and the addition.
A 1,720 square foot addition added a community room dedicated to activities. A new ADA accessible entry and new accessible bathrooms have transformed the building. 1,200 square feet of intensive renovations were undergone to better utilize the existing library spaces which increased security and overall library function. A drive-up service window with a new drive-up lane were also added to the east side of the building, allowing patrons another avenue to use the library’s services. The building opened for all services on June 21st, 2021.