At a recent gathering of Peninsula Community Library (PCL) friends and supporters at the Boathouse, the library unveiled a new program in which folks may purchase bricks to help support the new library. Things are on track to begin construction soon on the corner of Center Road and Island View Road and open in the Fall of 2019.
Buying a brick is a wonderful way to both help support PCL and be a part of its history on the Old Mission Peninsula.
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“People love the library and the community, and this is an opportunity where everybody can put their signature on the library,” says PCL brick program organizer Michele Westcott.
Bricks are 4″ x 8″ and include three lines of engraving for $100. For an additional $10, you may add a one-year Friend of PCL membership. As the Friends group is a 501(c)(3) organization, a portion of your donation (less brick value of $25) may be tax deductible (consult your tax advisor for more info).
And here’s the fun part. Your brick will become part of the landscaping of the new PCL forever. The grounds will include themed gardens to reflect the rich farming heritage of the Old Mission Peninsula community, with brick paths and seating areas throughout the spaces. Your brick will become part of these paths as a permanent reminder of your support.
Perhaps the brick is for you. Perhaps you’re buying it to honor a loved one. Or perhaps it’s for someone you know who supports lifelong learning. Whatever your reason for buying a brick, it will make a statement that will last for generations to come.
If you’d like to purchase a PCL Brick, click through the links below to download the forms, print them, fill them out, and either mail or drop off at the library. All the instructions are included on the forms.
Learn more about how to support the NEW Peninsula Community Library here.
And for more info about the bricks program, email [email protected] or call the library, (231) 223-7700.
My mother, Rebecca Mericle, was one of the three that created the library back in the 1950’s. I remember hanging around with her while the three discussed how to sort and stack all those many, many books.
She would be delighted to know that the library continues on and on. And I am certainly going to buy a brick for her.
Wishing you all the best, Lucy M Couturier
I’m composing the words I want for my mother’s brick. Will send money and words as soon as I can. I’m so excited about this! Lucy
Fantastic – thanks for the notes, Lucy. My mom spoke often of your mom – and fondly.
We are not quite ready with online ordering. However, if you can’t wait, fill out a form at PCL and we will take care of entering it for you. Otherwise, stay tuned!
Thanks for the note! I also included the form in the article, so folks can download it, print it, fill it out and either mail it or drop it off at the library.
This a great way to remember loved ones. I remember in the 1950’s when a bookmobile would come out to Mapleton on a biweekly basis in the summer. Does anyone remember this?
Yes! We had just moved up from Detroit to Old Mission, when a bookmobile stopped in to welcome us. My mother especially was charmed!. (She was one of the three who founded the OMP library in the brand-new OM school. Later, she spend 20 years at the NMC library.)
I remember the bookmobile, too! Parked at the Old Mission store.