Capital Projects at Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Delta to Benefit
The Delta County Libraries received $20,000 from Oxbow Mining in support of several capital projects at the Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Delta libraries. “We are really pleased to have Oxbow assisting us on these projects,” says Annette Choszczyk, library district director.
The Paonia Library will receive $5,000 for computer friendly outside furniture as part of the landscaping project around the new building. “Patrons will be able to enjoy a comfortable place to sit while accessing the library’s wireless internet services with their mobile electronic devices,” Choszczyk explains. “Or, if they simply want a nice place to read and relax, they can do that too.”
Over the past year, the library district and the Paonia Friends and Foundation have been working to complete the landscaping. Shade sails and umbrellas were installed earlier this year for the amphitheater. With help from the Paonia Rotary Club, the gazebo will soon be finished.
The Hotchkiss Library will also receive $5,000 for computer friendly outside furniture and a shade umbrella. “Since all of our libraries have WiFi access outside of the buildings, we want to provide a comfortable place in Hotchkiss for people to sit and access our internet services,” Choszczyk says. “In addition to providing seating and shade, the furniture and umbrella will also allow us to conduct smaller outdoor programs.”
Oxbow is giving $10,000 to the Delta Library as part of a cash match for the Carnegie rehabilitation project funded through the Colorado State Historical Fund. “We are in the middle of the first phase of a multi-phased project for our historic library,” Choszczyk states. “We received $153,227 from the State Historical Fund to stabilize the foundation, repair and preserve the exterior walls, and establish a dry zone around the 1911 Carnegie building,” Choszczyk explains. “Construction on the project should begin soon, and the $10,000 will help us meet our cash match obligations.”
“We are really grateful to receive these donations,” Choszczyk says. “Oxbow is acknowledging not only the importance of libraries in our communities but also our commitment in preserving the Carnegie building for future generations. Oxbow’s donations will help us continue providing library services for the residents of Delta County.”
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