Support library projects at Grand Lodge
A friends and family night is scheduled at McMenamins Grand Lodge Tuesday, Sept. 1, in support of the Forest Grove Library Foundation.
Half of the proceeds from food and drink sales from 5 p.m. until closing at Pats Corner, located outdoors on the front lawn, will go to the foundation. The FGLF will use the money to continue to enhance the Forest Grove City Library.
After the library doubled in size with a 1998 bond measure, several community leaders were recruited to organize the Forest Grove Library Foundation in 2000. In early 2006, $1.3 million was raised to renovate the older part of the library building, a project completed in 2007. In late 2010, the foundation embarked on another $250,000 fundraising effort for art, furniture and signage.
The foundation raised $70,000 for Mollies Garden, a large art piece in the librarys skylight, designed by internationally renowned artist Ed Carpenter with collaboration by metal artist Eric Canon and wood artist Greg Kriebel, both of Forest Grove. The piece was installed and dedicated in April 2015.
Before the Mollies Garden project, the foundation raised $100,000 through grants and donations for tables and chairs for the expanded Rogers Room, a community meeting and event space, and the childrens section. To complete the librarys facelift, the foundation is now fundraising for the adult fiction section, reference area and study rooms furnishing needs.
Music will be provided by The Coin Club Band, local musicians Kirk Larson and Don Patch
The Grand Lodge is located at 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT