Library gets grant for renovations
— reported by the Pasadena Citizen
The Pasadena library will soon be able to start on the renovations that they have been planning for some time now thanks to The Brown Foundation, a well-known Houston philanthropic foundation.
The foundation awarded the library a $250,000 grant to help with the much-anticipated upgrades and expansion. This is the largest-ever single grant to be awarded to the Pasadena library system.
In 2001, Pasadena voters passed a bond that allowed a $1.6 million library renovation. Library Director Shelia Ross Henderson got in touch with Eddie Dansby of the Dansby & Miller Architects and developed a plan for an additional 9,500 square feet to be added to the 35,000 square feet when the building was built in 1953.
Once the plans were done they realized more funds were needed to go ahead with the renovations. The cost of materials has increased which now makes this project estimated to cost $3.7-$4 million.