PHILIPSBURG – Since 2004, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library has been suffering from physical deterioration due to the degeneration of its roof, and is in dire need of repair.
The library has a treasure chest of 62,380 books and DVDs, 9,254 members, and 43,296 visitors over the course of 2015 alone. While the library is important to promote reading, it is also a gateway for information, a trusted and safe place where the youth and the community can meet.
With the changing demands of its users, the library has been introducing new innovations. People are beginning to recognize this and the purpose of the library. However, despite growing awareness of the importance of the library to its community, its patrons are suffering from the deplorable state of the building, which dates back to 1984.
The bad shape of the flat roof covering is especially a problem. The entire building itself should be totally renovated or renewed as it is actually a “semi-permanent” design and has been in use for more than 30 years.
Liccom has provided good assistance to the library for a few years with the abovementioned situation, and has installed a new drain on the roof of the library, and sealed a part of the roof free of charge. The library hopes other companies will follow Liccom’s example and sponsor the repairing of the rest of the roof and building.
The library is grateful for Liccom’s sponsorship. However, there are still other parts of the roof that are in terrible need of being sealed until funds for a new building are available.
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