El Pomar trustees joined representatives from the Pikes Peak Library District at a press conference today to announce the Foundation's $750,000 grant in support of the PPLD's Tri-Building Project, which seeks to create a 21st Century library to address the changing needs of the community. While the grant supports renovations at the downtown Penrose Library, the entire project encompasses several locations, including the establishment of a new facility near the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs. The new library on the north side of town will total more than 100,000 square feet, making it the largest single facility in the PPLD network.
The Foundation's $750,000 grant was approved in 2012 and was the largest grant of the year for El Pomar. Overall, the PPLD ranks 15th on the list of El Pomar's top grant recipients. Overall, El Pomar has made grants to support libraries in 40 of Colorado's 64 counties.
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