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Since 1893, the Noyes Library has enriched lives through books and the community through its presence. But it has never been accessible to those with physical disabilities. As of now, however, Montgomery County's Project Civic Access Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice requires that the Library comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
That is great news, because with that need comes opportunity. The Foundation has committed to lead a campaign to design and fund renovations to Noyes that will go far beyond what Montgomery County could realistically afford to do, and create a Library that is a model of universal accessibility AND a center for early literacy and children’s literature.
The Foundation is working with Montgomery County to finalize plans for MORE Noyes, while preparing to conduct a major fundraising campaign. The Foundation has a superb campaign logo (see story on the right), a prestigious law firm handling legal details with the County (see story on the right), and most importantly, a building design that meets all of Noyes' needs creatively, efficiently and, yes, magically.
Here is what YOU can do:
- Click here to view drawings of the proposed upgrades to Noyes. The renovation will make it fully accessible and add two floors of usable space.
- Click here to learn more about the needs and opportunities created by the Library’s age, size, historic designations and lack of accessibility.
- Click here for information about upcoming public meetings or other actions you can take to document your support for the Make MORE Noyes! proposal.
- Contact us if you know of a corporation or foundation committed to supporting organizations such as the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or projects supporting accessibility, children’s literacy, historic preservation or grass-roots community development. Please email us here with information on possible grant sources. Thank you!
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