Fundraising Efforts For Library Reach Half-Way Mark

A decades-old Madison building will soon have a new look, if fundraising efforts go by the book.

First Lady Jessica Doyle, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and plenty of balloon animals helped kick off a fundraising push for the Sequoya Branch Library.

The city has chipped in more than $4 million for a new building.

Volunteers are working to raise the last $975,000 needed to build in the re-developed Midvale Plaza.

"We'll have double our space from about 12,000 right now to over 20,000 square feet. We'll have a whole south facing wall of windows so it'll be totally different than it is today," says Jean MacCubbin, co-chair of the fundraising efforts.

As of Sunday, supporters have raised about half of the funds.

Organizers hope to break ground in March.

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