Public library planning mini park construction By summer's close 2001 the Vermillion Public Library Foundation, Inc. plans that the "Blooms and Bricks" project it is initiating this spring will result in a downtown mini park area on the north side of the public library building.
To be named the General Lloyd R. Moses Mini Park, the project will honor General Moses, who before his death was a charter member of the foundation and a long-time advocate of libraries in general and of the Vermillion Public Library in particular. This mini park, as planned, will feature benches, a table, lighting, a crabapple tree, several flowering plants, shrubs, and a walkway.
Vermillion citizens are invited to participate in the beautification project by contributing to the "Blooms and Bricks" fund raiser. In addition to the benches, table, lights and crabapple tree the mini park will also feature gold flame spiraea, pygmy barberry, miniature roses and hawthorn. The complete plans are on exhibit in the library as are pledge forms and price lists.
Contributors may earmark their gifts for a particular purchase, as "for two roses" or "for a park bench," or the funds may be used at the discretion of the foundation. All donations are tax deductible and gifts of $100 or more will be honored with the benefactor's name on a plaque inside the library building.
This attractive mini park will complete the library renovation which began with updating the library interior in 1999 and will be continued this summer when the library adds parking spaces, a more convenient bookdrop location for drivers, and improved lighting and safety features.
Additional information may be acquired by calling the library at (605) 677-7060 or faxing at 605-677-7160.