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Library Receives $15,000 Gift from Alliant Energy

Post Date:05/31/2018 10:01 a.m.

A $15,000 gift from Alliant Energy will help the Hedberg Public Library create the 21st century library the Janesville community deserves.

These funds will be used to support the library’s Transformation Project to reconfigure and update the library’s aging infrastructure. Proposed changes include an expanded teen space, meeting and programming spaces, and upgraded access to technology. The new library will also provide more support to local business, like free training and resources.

“There’s no better time to give,” said Library Director Bryan J. McCormick. “Gifts from organizations like Alliant Energy are so important. They make it possible to enhance our services to the community.”

“We recognize the innovative spirit behind the Transformation Project because we’re transforming too,” said Julie Bauer, Community Affairs Manager for Alliant Energy.  “The partnership was a natural fit.  Just as the library is enriching lives by focusing more on technology and community needs today, we’re adapting as an energy company to meet the changing needs of our own customers.  Being innovative is what it’s all about.”

Alliant Energy’s donation came at the perfect time because of a matching gift challenge from the Janesville Foundation.  The challenge matches donations to the project dollar-for-dollar through the end of June – essentially doubling gifts like Alliant Energy’s. The gift will be added to the almost $100,000 received so far toward the $200,000 matching gift goal.

To learn more about the library’s Transformation Project, visit www.HedbergPublicLibrary.org/Transformation or contact Bryan McCormick at (608) 758-6594.

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