Answers to frequently asked questions are listed below. Please contact Jennifer Endres Way, Library Director, at 608-835-2322 for any additional questions.
Where will the new library be built?
The new library will be located at 249 N. Main St. across the street from Netherwood Knoll Elementary School. It is conveniently located near downtown Oregon and in close proximity to other educational, recreational and community service resources.
What is the goal and timeline for the capital campaign?
We are striving to reach the campaign goal of $4 million in funds raised for the project by December 2020. The generosity of the community will directly impact the new library design and the library’s ability to serve our community into the future.
When will the new library be built?
An architect has already been hired to complete the conceptual design. However, we cannot proceed with turning this dream into a reality until the necessary funding is secured. We anticipate that the project will begin moving forward upon the completion of the campaign in the December of 2020. Additional architectural work will need to be completed before construction can begin.
Will the library be two-story or all on one floor?
The library is planned to be two-story which will minimize the size of the building’s footprint.
What will happen to the existing library building?
The existing library property belongs to the Village of Oregon and the land is tentatively planned to be used for future expansion of the Oregon Senior Center.
Who is involved?
The Oregon Public Library Capital Campaign is being led by dedicated community members. They are working in partnership with Baker Street Consulting, a professional fundraising firm. A complete list of those involved in the project is listed on the Campaign Leadership page.