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"Tulsa Central Library Renewed" Launches $1 Million Public Fundraising Campaign

Robert J. LaFortune

May 16, Robert J. LaFortune, Tulsa Central Library Renewed chairman announced the launch of the public phase of the campaign to raise $1 million from the Tulsa community.

The overall cost of the renovation of the Central Library will be finalized this summer, but is estimated at $50 million.  With a lead gift from the Bezalel Fund/Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Tulsa library Trust has raised $28 million to date, engaging dozens of corporations, foundations and individuals to help achieve the fundraising goal.

Terry Bradshaw's Communities of Distinction TV show features Librarium

Librarium logo

Communities of Distinction, a syndicated TV show hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, is set to feature Tulsa City-County Library's exciting advancements happening at Librarium, 11th and Denver. Tune in to ION KTPX-TV channel 44, Cox channel 4 or DTV channel 28 on:

Bare Bones

2nd and 3rd floors looking toward staircase

With the interior of the Central Library reduced to the concrete floors and columns, you can see the strength required to support the weight of many books.  The photo is taken from the third floor looking down to the second floor where the grand staircase was located.

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