The Children’s Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children’s Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom. The project will also repair and restore the back porch that leads to the yard.
The initial estimated budget for the project is $97,680. To finish and furnish the project we estimate that we will need an additional $25,000.
We are grateful to everyone who has supported this project! New York State Senator George A. Amedore awarded the Library a grant of $50,000; Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation provided $7,500 toward the project; and Stewart’s Shops awarded the Library $1,000 from their 2016 Holiday Match. Individual donations to the Library earmarked for the project totaled $20,000. In addition, the Stone Ridge Library Foundation allocated $29,000 to the project, raised through events and the 2016 year-end fundraising effort. Total raised to date is $107,500. Thank you, everyone!
This summer we were pleased to learn that Senator Amedore had secured an additional $3,000 for the Library, which will be applied toward the purchase of a Craft Cabinet and other furnishings for the new room.
The renovation is scheduled to begin this fall, with completion anticipated by year-end or early 2018. We are excited to launch this important undertaking, made possible with the help of so many friends and supporters. We look forward to welcoming everyone to a community-wide celebration when the new Children’s Room is complete. Please stay tuned!