"While our fund-raising efforts are just getting started, local residents and business owners have been showing their support."
The Village and Town of Cottage Grove signed proclamations declaring April 10-16, 2005, as National Library Week. Cottage Grove joins more than 20,000 libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week with The Campaign for America's Libraries, a mufti-year public education campaign sponsored by the American Library Association. The goal of National Library Week is to highlight the vital role a new library will play in providing the Cottage Grove community with a place to facilitate lifelong learning.
Donations received total $18,201.79. Donations made in 1998 included SLY, Inc. d/b/a Door Creek Pharmacy, $2,101.79, and Hydrite Chemical Company, $3,000. In 1999, donations included an anonymous gift of $5,000 given through the Cottage Grove Historical Society, and the Coyle Family, $500. In 2000, Hunt Manufacturing donated $1,500. An anonymous gift of $5,000 and a gift of $100 from JoAnn Kessler were given in 2004. In 2005, Ephraim Faience Pottery, Inc., of Deerfield donated $1,000.