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Grant allows Brillion Public Library to explore renovation options

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 16:42:30-05

BRILLION (NBC 26) — Brillion Public Library is exploring options to renovate after receiving a grant of $1,500. The grant came from the Brillion Area Family of Funds.

Thanks to the grant, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region says the library retained the services of Short, Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) last year to perform a feasibility study at the library this year.

The Community Foundation says SEH created a digital model of the building, although further progress has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Input from the community and community stakeholders is essential to the process, so the feasibility study is delayed until we can allow in-person meetings with a reasonable expectation of safety,” says Rachel Hitt, library director.

Hitt says once the library can proceed, a feasibility committee will be created and the workshop process will begin. Services including focus groups and a space needs assessment will be included.

Once that's finished, SEH will provide a minimum of three renovation (and possibly expansion) options, the library director says. A minimum of three renderings will be created for the option that is selected.