Rushville Public Library has announced that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will present a symbolic check for $1.2 million in grant funds at a ceremony that will take place at the library located at 104 N. Monroe St.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will officially kick off the library building construction program.
The entire grant amount will be applied to the cost of a $1.6 million new building for the Rushville Public Library. The new library will be located on the corner of Maple and Mason streets in Rushville.
The new library will be a ground floor 7,000 square foot building with reading areas for both adults and children and a multi-purpose room. It is designed by Allied Design Consultants. Joining the firm on the project is O'Shea Builders as the construction management firm. The library will be disigned to be efficient, and to conserve energy and water to reduce operating costs.
The Public Library Construction Act grant is part of a state program designed to assist libraries undertaking major construction and remodeling projects. The Secretary of State's office will allocate as much as $50 million in grants to libraries around the state. The Rushville Public Library will be among the first recipients of this new grant.