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Riverton library awarded funding to repair leaky roof

Sep 2, 2014 By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

The Riverton Branch Library has been awarded money to help cover the cost of fixing the building's roof.

When heavy snow or rain hits the area, the moisture leaks through the roof and into the building, said Fremont County Library System director Tracy Cook.

She said the water has damaged the ceiling, interior beams, books and computers.

"We were awarded up to $573,000 for the project through the Capital Improvement Projects --Countywide Consensus List Awards from the State Loan and Investment Board," Cook said.

On Aug. 12, Cook met with the Fremont County Commission to discuss possible county funding and to gain permission to apply for a mineral royalty grant through the Office of State Lands and Investments.

"The commissioners had a few questions for me that I worked on this month," Cook said. "I am scheduled to meet with them again on (Tuesday) to discuss county funding and the grant application."

Community Room

The Fremont County Library System has raised roughly $33,000 of $50,000 for renovation of the Community Room.

"Community members have been so generous," Cook said.

The library system received a $20,000 donation from the Fremont County Library Foundation to be used for the audio and visual equipment in the room.

A local family also made a $7,000 donation to be put toward the renovations.

"The rest of the funding has come from generous donations as well as fundraisers for the library," Cook said.

The goal is to raise the money by Dec. 31, Cook said.

She said they hope to install items as the funding comes in, starting with the audio and visual equipment.

The library is planning more fundraisers, including a mini-golf event scheduled for Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. Details are being developed and will be available soon, Cook said.

To donate to the Community Room project, call 856-3556.

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