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Friends raise $150,000 to meet their pledge! - We did it! And we thank all of our friends who helped us make it happen. See more details about the Friends room in the new library.
Spence Brothers Construction Report: February - Framing continues!       (Place your cursor on the image to open the report.)
Spence Brothers Construction Report: January - Continue underground work and frame exterior walls! (Place your cursor on the image to open the report.)
Spence Brothers Construction Report: December - Lay out and dig interior column footings and more! (Place your cursor on the image to open the report).
Meet our Swingshift Star! - At 72, Verta Odziana’s feet have never been happier. “I’m very excited about raising money for our new library and community center. It’s not just a place to access resources, it’s the social hub of our community.” It’s where Verta and her friends line dance on a regular basis, but Swingshift and the Stars, she...
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Hundreds attend groundbreaking ceremony! - Hundreds of supporters and patrons gathered Aug. 23 to witness the official groundbreaking for the new Interlochen Public Library. Campaign Co-Chair Mary Beth Hardwicke thanked donors and applauded area residents for their support, calling the effort “a community success story.” Leaders from the library and township, as well as major contributors, took shovels in hand...
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Pave the Way with Engraved Brick - Supporters of the New Interlochen Public Library have a new way to contribute toward the campaign. Engraved paver bricks are available in 4″X8″ and 8″X8″ sizes for $40 and $80 respectively. Each brick will become part of the Library’s permanent landscape. “It’s a nice way to recognize the part you played in building the new library, or to...
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Eight year-old donor says: “I know you can do it!” - Liam Bauer is still in elementary school, but he has already learned a major life lesson — support what you believe in. The Westwoods Elementary student, along with his sisters Alice and Madalyn, spent a recent weekend tending a lemonade stand to raise money for the new library. The trio raised $209.25 which they donated to the campaign. The donation is...
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Friends Pledge $150,000 - After more than three decades of support, the Friends of the Interlochen Library are ready to take it to the next level. Below: Long-time member Jane Hardwicke (seated) and current Friends president Ken Eshelman review plans for the new Interlochen Public Library. 
Consumers Foundation Awards $15,000 - The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded $15,000 to the Friends of the Interlochen Public Library to support of the new library. The campaign has received more than $700,000 in major grants from around the state, awarded with recognition of the diverse role the library plays in the Interlochen community. PHOTO: Members of the New Interlochen Public Library...
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