Savona Library reaches first funding milestone

Staff reports

The Savona Free Library‘s Capital Campaign is on its way toward its goal of reaching $100,000 by June 30.

Savona Library Director Jenny Peer said the One-in-One Capital Campaign has received 100 contributions from friends and neighbors, with all of the library staff and trustees donating to the campaign.   So far the campaign has more than $20,000 in hand, with pledges totaling an additional $20,000 in 2012.   

The Savona Free Library’s planned transformation will make a positive impact on residents and community groups, Peer said.

The new library will incorporate a home at 23 Main Street, owned by James Moore in the 1840’s. One of the oldest homes in the village, its owner was one of the trustees who purchased the first school house building lot and erected a log cabin schoolhouse.  The library board is consulting with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for plans to adaptively reuse the original mid nineteenth century portion of the building.   

The library will hold an open house Feb. 12 to share the renovation plans for the Moore House and the architectural drawings of the new library.   

For fmore information, call 583-4426 .