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City of Delavan Approved for Community Facilities Rural Development Loan

According to a press release from the Aram Public Library, last week the USDA announced that the City of Delavan was approved for a Community Facilities Rural Development loan. The loan, secured at 2 1⁄2 percent interest rate, will fund the Aram Public Library expansion project. The expansion project includes a renovation of the existing library space along with new square footage. The expanded library will address building inadequacies also identified in the 2018 Needs Assessment. Upgrades will bring the existing building up to code, provide compliance with ADA requirements, increase safety and comfort of users, increase off-street parking spaces, and allow access to the meeting room outside of library hours. More specifically, the project includes:

● Renovating the existing space of 12,116 square feet and adding an additional 23,162 feet

of net space

● Flexible meeting rooms for events, workshops, and meetings including three study rooms

● Larger, modern children's department including a Discover Zone

● Makerspace

● Additional adult browsing and program areas

● Expanded and modern technology area including remote workspace

● Designated space for teens/young adults

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