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☷ Bentonville Arkansas - Library Foundation Announces New Gifts to the Capital Campaign to Expand Bentonville Public Library 07 July 2022★★★ ( news )
Bentonville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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The Bentonville Library Foundation ( BLF ) is delighted to announce additional commitments to its capital campaign supporting Bentonville Public Library’s ( BPL ) expansion . The investments will be acknowledged through naming opportunities in the Library facility .
Denton and Cathy Seilhan committed $500 , 000 to the expanded Children’s Storytime Space which will be named in their honor . Doug and Shelley McMillon donated $100 , 000 and the pre - function entry into the new and expanded Walmart Community Room will be named in their honor . Greg and Hadi Dudley contributed $30 , 000 and are naming an adult reading lounge . Steve and Judy Marquess contributed $25 , 000 and are naming a 6 - person study room for young adults . Kathy Jones committed $25 , 000 with plans to acknowledge her contribution by naming the Library Director’s office .
These commitments bring BLF’s campaign total to
$7 , 947 , 638 in lead gifts . The private funds raised will join the City of Bentonville’s bond funds of $4 . 5 million toward the library’s $16 . 75 million expansion project .
Last October , the Library Foundation announced a $5 . 5 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation . More than $2 , 589 , 600 was pledged or gifted at that time from other donors including Friends of the Bentonville Library , Visit Bentonville , the Bogle family , Bob and Becky Alexander , The McGaugh family , Norma Hoback Estate , the Randy Mattingly family , Mark Tate & family , Howard and Elaine Kerr , and Steve Trolinger .
According to Mrs . Cathy Seilhan ,
“Bentonville Public Library’s expansion is a community - focused project that will significantly increase the Library’s impact on everyone who visits . Denton and I are elated to be a part of it! We hope everyone rallies to support the expansion . ”
Several more naming opportunities are available to recognize community gifts . To learn how you can invest in the Foundation’s campaign to support our public library , contact Teresa Stafford at 479 - 271 - 2464 or
bentonville . library . foundation@gmail . com
or visit bentonvillelibraryfoundation . org .
In recent months , BLF welcomed Campaign Champion , Anthony Soohoo , Executive Vice President of the U . S . Home Division at Walmart . Soohoo stated that “the Bentonville Public Library is a wonderful gem woven into the fabric of our growing community…That’s why I support building a better future and making room for more at the Bentonville Library . ”
Bentonville Public Library opened October 30 , 2006 at 405 South Main Street . The Library is contracting with MSR Design for architectural design services and Flintco for preconstruction services . The project is currently in the design development phase . Expansion updates are posted at bentonvillebond . com .
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