Wamego Match Day is
October 8, 2020
Wamego Match Day
Wamego Match Day is
October 8, 2020
Wamego Match Day is
October 08, 2020

Wamego Public Library

Goal: $20,000.00

Specific Need

It has been mentioned time and time again how beneficial it would be for Wamego Public Library to have more space.

 

Our library needs additional programming space for stoytime, craft and family nights, teen game days and events, adult speakers and book clubs, areas for tutoring, and of course… more space for books!

 

How will the Wamego Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project help address these issues?

 

We’re so happy you asked.

 

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of this project:

  • The overall size of the library would increase by nearly 80%.
  • Our Children's Library could be moved to the main floor and its size increased by over 50%. (This means more space for books, computers and even a play area!)
  • Shelving space for library collections could increase by nearly 80%.
  • There would be triple the amount of space available for reading.
  • Circulation, administration and processing activities would be easy-to-find and centrally located on the main floor.
  • The amount of space available for library programs would more than double.
  • There would be a variety of gathering spaces available from small group study rooms, to large flexible program areas.
  • The number of computer stations would double.  

With your help, we can make the library a bigger and brighter community hub for the residents of Wamego and the surrounding areas!

Mission

The Wamego Public Library enriches lives, promotes literacy and builds community by bringing together people, information and ideas.

Profile

 

In 1937 the dream of a library began in Wamego. That vision has continued to grow over the years, from the original location above First National Bank in 1939 to various locations along Lincoln. 

 

The library landed its first permanent location in 1957 on Elm (the location of the current police station). It remained here until 2002 when Kaw Valley State Bank generously gifted the current location on the corner of 5th and Lincoln. 

 

No matter the era—or the location—the library has been a vibrant part of the Wamego community.  Now the library is again growing and looking to expand our 7,000 square feet to nearly 13,000 square feet. The dream that began over eight decades ago is alive and well as we, the Wamego Community set our sights towards the next eighty years.

 

We need your help to move forward with our plans for an expansion and renovation of the current library.  Additional space will help us to provide FREE services more efficiently to our growing community.  Your financial support will allow us to increase our physical and digital collections, provide additional technology to our patrons, and expand space for library programs and the various needs of our community.

 

We will be creating a design feature to recognize donors of $500 or more in the new space and want you to be a part of it!

Photos & Videos

Wamego Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project  - Image provided by BBN
Wamego Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project - Image provided by BBN
Main Floor Expansion and Remodel - Image provided by BBN
Main Floor Expansion and Remodel - Image provided by BBN
Lower Level Expansion and Remodel - Image provided by BBN
Lower Level Expansion and Remodel - Image provided by BBN
Wamego Puiblic Library - The Heart of Town
Wamego Public Library - Imagine the Future

Contact

431 Lincoln Avenue
Wamego KS 66547
Phone: 7854569181

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