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"Building Connections" Capital Campaign for the Marshfield Public Library and Community Center, Part 3

Friday, June 27th, 2014 -- 1:11 PM

-The public phase of the ?Building Connections? Capital Campaign for the Marshfield Public Library and Community Center was announced on Tuesday morning.

This is a project that has been many years in the making, but fundraising efforts for it began last fall. If the campaign can reach its fundraising goal, they hope to construct a new, two-story library, renovate the current library building, create a community center and connect both buildings with an enclosed entrance and lobby.

The campaign has raised over $2 million for the new library and community center so far.

Mr. Hocking said, "To date, we have raised just over $2.1 million in cash and pledges. Just over half way to our goal. Until now, the campaign has really focused on visionary donors, major gifts, and gifts particularly from those with strong connections to the library and to the community center or the current senior center. The $2 million raised to date, however, also reflects the support from many local businesses. In addition, we've received commitments from a number of foundations and we've also received many contributions from individuals in the community."

Bill Hocking, a campaign co-chair, explained why they've announced this public phase of the campaign.

"Now that we've passed the halfway mark, we are announcing the public phase of this campaign and this will involve a number of activities and events that will engage the community at large and give everyone in our community a chance to help make the new library and community center a reality," said Mr. Hocking.

Mr. Hocking and his co-chairs believe this new library and community center will open Marshfield up to many different opportunities.

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