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Funds for new Dunkerton library

DES MOINES (KWWL) – Governor Chet Culver announced $183,000 in grants for an environmental education center in Plymouth County and a new library in Dunkerton.

The grants, which use money from the Culver/Judge I-JOBS initiative, were approved Wednesday by the Vision Iowa Board at their meeting at Honey Creek Resort State Park.

“Dunkerton’s new library will not only move it out of the floodplain, but will also provide a larger area to hold materials,” said Vision Iowa Board Chairwoman Regenia Bailey. “It will be a wonderful asset to the community.”

Dunkerton Public Library - Dunkerton

Total Project Cost: $545,925

Amount Requested: $111,905

Amount Awarded: $98,000

This project includes the construction of a new library outside of the floodplain. The new facility will include an adult reading room, computer area, two restrooms, large circulation desk area, 1,534-square-foot walk-out basement, children’s reading area, program room with a capacity of 30 people, and a larger area to hold library materials.

This award is contingent upon the completion of fundraising in 120 days.

Currently, 325 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $120,498,405. The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Des Moines.

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