Breaking ground on the Marco Island Brach Library expansion, Rose Hall, Thursday. Marco City Council Chairman Rob Popoff, Collier County Library Director Marilyn Matthes, David Arent, the project manager with Boran, Craig, Barber and Engel Construction, which is building Rose Hall, Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, Bill Rose, who donated $500,000 to construct the addition, Ken Brown, chairman of the Marco Island Friends of the Library and Nan Suffian of the Friends of the Library ceremoniously dig into the dirt. See photo gallery of the event online.
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Rose Hall will provide an additional 4,000 square feet of meeting space and will accommodate 150 people. The $1.4 million project was made possible in large part due to Bill Rose, owner of Rose Marina on Marco Island. However Rose said the fundraising by others was even more important than his personal donation.
The building is growing while the hours are shrinking. Effective Friday, May 1, Marco Island Branch Library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and closed Saturdays and Sundays.
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