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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 Arkansas - Library Foundation Announces New Gifts to the Capital Campaign to Expand Bentonville Public Library 07 July 2022★★★ ( news )

Bentonville , state Arkansas
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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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