Welcome to Hawkins Memorial Library!
Paint Iowa Beautiful Grant
Hawkins Memorial Library was a grant award winner for the 2014 ”Paint Iowa Beautiful” program, which provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa.
To complete this project, more than a dozen volunteers worked diligently cleaning walls and moving thousands of books, shelves and shelving units, furniture, and library equipment to accommodate the painting process. The library was kept open for business throughout the three week project, with patrons and staff being very accommodating to the turmoil and mess.
On Thursday, October 16, an open house was held at Hawkins Memorial Library to recognize Paint Iowa Beautiful, Diamond Vogel, and Keep Iowa Beautiful for a grant that helped supply the library with paint to update the interior.
We hope you have stopped at the library for a visit since it has been painted, and have viewed the before, during, and after painting project pictures. However, if you haven't dropped in, check out some greats shots of the process, our clean and warm walls, and the wonderful volunteers that helped make this project happen. See more photos on our Facebook page.
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