New electronic sign coming to Hoag Library this fall

Courtesy of King & King Architects: This rendering shows how the sign will look in front Hoag Library.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brick structure will match library which opened in 2012

ALBION – About six years after Albion opened a new public library, a sign will be built out front to help promote events and programs.

The Friends of Hoag Library has been pushing for the sign the past several years. The sign will be electronic with a brick structure that matches the library, said Kevin Doherty, president of the library’s board of trustees.

A state grant will pay for $33,000 of the sign’s estimated $44,000 cost. The library will cover the other $11,000 through in-kind services and donations.

The Friends also have contributed about $10,000 towards architectural fees and landscape design. Mary Anne Braunbach, the Friends president, also worked to secure village approval for the project, Doherty said.

The project will also include a flag pole.

Doherty said he expects the project to be complete in the fall, likely in October or November.

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