The Petersburg Library Foundation was formed in 2002 with a mission to provide financial support for the purchase, construction and operation of a new library.
Site preparations began after the Groundbreaking Ceremony held on April 30th. Construction has begun on Phase I, which will house the 45,000 sq. ft. main library, and is expected to be completed by Fall 2013. Phase II of the project will contain the multi-purpose conference center and will be added when the overall fund raising goal is met at $12.7 million.
Follow our progress via construction site webcams at http://www.ibeamsystems.com/private/petersburgpl/
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Donation to new library a fitting legacy for three sisters and an investment in city
Progress-Index Published March 24, 2013
To the Editor:
Ann Lyons died last August. She and her late sisters, Maury Leigh Lyons and Julia Lyons, spent their adult lives teaching children in the Petersburg schools.
When Ann died, we decided to give $75,000 from her estate to the Petersburg Library Foundation, in order to name the Cafe in the new library in memory of all three of them. The library is one of Petersburg's most important educational institutions, and it's close to our hearts because of long personal association with libraries and the library profession...
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