Building for the Future – Preserving the Past
The Lewis County Public Library and Archives building, constructed in 1972, is a much-loved community hub in Hohenwald, TN. However, 50 years later, our building presents significant challenges that include cramped spaces, limited access to technology, inadequate storage space for Lewis County’s oldest government and historical records, and summer youth programming held outdoors due to lack of programming space.
Our plan is to renovate and expand the existing facility into a 21st-century library, on the same centrally located site. The Lewis County Government approved the expansion plan and appropriated $100,000 toward phase one of the construction project.
The Friends of the Lewis County Library is now coordinating a Capital Campaign to raise funds for library expansion and renovation.
How Will the Community Benefit?
- Designated computer/technology lab
- Increased access to Lewis County historical records
- Larger community event space
- Increased quiet reading/study areas
- Technology and electrical improvements throughout
- Improved safety and security
- Better access for people with disabilities (fully ADA compliant)
- Improved amenities, including restrooms with multiple stalls and increased “front door” parking
Will You Join Us?
Our fundraising campaign offers many ways to get involved and support the library. Recognition and naming opportunities are available for major gifts.
If you have a passion for public libraries, preserving history, and want to invest in the future of our community, a gift to the Friends of the Library is the perfect way to leave a legacy.
Contributions to the Library Expansion Fundraising Campaign should be made out or transferred to: Friends of the Library. Contributions can be mailed to the Friends of the Library at 15 Kyle Avenue, Hohenwald, TN 38462. The Library Expansion account is at Peoples Bank, 526 East Main Street – P.O. Box 681, Hohenwald, TN 38462.
Friends of the Library is a registered nonprofit 501(c)3 group. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.
To Donate Online & For More Info
Visit the Friends of the Library Expansion Project website at https://www.lewislibraryfriends.com/expansion-project.html and click on the PayPal link.