MC Library will honor donors

Library fundraising thermometer

Bob and Sheila Brunner of rural Chadwick built and donated this fundraising book thermometer for the Mount Carroll District Library’s Rehab & Expand 2021 project. The thermometer will be displayed inside the library.

The Mount Carroll District Library Capital Campaign Committee has announced a planned rehabilitation and expansion project gift recognition wall. The permanent display will appreciate donors or honor and remember those whom the donors choose.

All donors to the Rehab & Expand 2021 project will be included on the donor wall. The display, as it is currently planned, will be located on the west wall of the new library addition lobby area.

"Many donations have been made in memory of a special person," said Library Director Pam Naples. "The memories of the library and stories shared have been inspiring."

Library staff will be contacting those individuals who have not yet specified how they wish themselves or someone special to be listed. Anyone wanting to remain unidentified will be acknowledged as "Anonymous."

The Mount Carroll District Library building, partially funded by Andrew Carnegie, was built in 1907. Although well-maintained, the building has not been upgraded or modernized over the years. Besides space, accessibility and climate control requirements, public needs greatly exceed those of 1907.

The planned rehabilitation and expansion adds 7,289 square feet of library space, addresses ADA accessibility, adds modern restrooms, and rehabilitates the historic Carnegie building portion while maintaining its historic integrity.

As of Monday, Dec. 21, over $125,000 has been raised for the project, with $555,000 more to go.

For more information on how to donate Rehab & Expand 2021 and the various levels of recognition, contact Pam Naples at the Mount Carroll District Library, 815-244-1751, or

Rehabilitation and Expansion 2021

Donor Recognition Levels

All donors will be included on the permanent project recognition wall.

The display will be located on the west wall of the new library addition lobby area. All donors will receive a periodic project update newsletter. Anonymous gifts will be acknowledged as "Anonymous."

Acknowledgement of gifts below $250 will appear as a single entry (donor name or individual to be remembered/honored, if requested) under the heading "Supporters."

Gifts of $250 and above will be grouped and recognized as follows:

Brass $250-$499

Single entry, font size larger than Supporters.

Bronze $500-$999

Single entry, font size larger than Brass level.

Silver $1,000-$2,499

Up to two-line entry, same font size as Bronze level.

Gold $2,500-$4,999

Up to two-line entry, one line in bold, font size larger than Silver level.

Platinum $5,000-$9,999

Up to two-line entry, one line in bold, font size same as Gold level, surrounded by a border.

Titanium $10,000-$24,999

Up to three-line entry, one line in bold, surrounded by a border, font size larger than Platinum level.

Carnegie Circle $25,000 +

Contact Library for more details: 815-244-1751 or

Charitable contributions to governmental units are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, if made for a public purpose. Please consult with your tax advisor to confirm that your donation is tax-deductible.