Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) with the Live and Learn Construction Grant in the amount of $50,000.
“My office is fortunate to have the opportunity to assist your library with this important infrastructure improvement project,” White stated in his letter to the library announcing the award.
The Live and Learn Construction Grant provides funding to public libraries for the conversion of existing buildings not currently used for library services. AHML will use the grant toward the renovation of 112 N. Belmont Ave., formerly the Arlington Heights teen center, into a standalone makerspace building, a first among public libraries.
The funds will be used for remodeling for accessibility to comply with the Illinois Accessibility Code and Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Planned…