Ishpeming’s Carnegie Library being modernized

Ishpeming’s Carnegie Library being modernized

It’s a 110 years old and a historical landmark is getting some much needed improvements. The Ishpeming Carnegie Library, thanks to some very charitable donors, is on its way to being modernized. She’s a beautiful site seen from the exterior. While some interior designs are worth noting, like the stained glass ceiling and original glass flooring, the windows are in very bad shape.

“These windows are probably originals and single pane glass with cracks in them and some have even plexy glass, I’ve seen that,” said Ray Leverton, Fundraising Chair, Ishpeming Public Library.

Recent improvements include wheelchair accessible ramps, handicap bathroom and an elevator coming soon. 50 windows need replacing, and currently have been 27 donated. The updated windows should also cut down their heating bill by 30%.

“The room we are standing in right now has a donor plaque and we will have a window plaque to thank all the people who have made donations. They can have their names on there or if they want to put another name in memory of someone or in honor of somebody,” continued Leverton.

M Bank got in early and has already donated to the cause. Others can donate by calling the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at (906)486-4381.