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Popular Gel Bracelets for Sale

You can now purchase a cool "Libraries Change Lives" gel bracelet at every library location for just $1, and help fund the renovation of the Central Library.

Speakeasy Event Benefits Central Library Renovation

Flappers greeted guests who arrived at the Penthouse Rooftop Bar and Lounge of the historic Mayo Hotel, to raise funds for the renovation of the Central Library.  Guests sipped Gin Rickeys as they enjoyed dancers swinging to the music of the 1920's.

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

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.

Ninety Percent

At the Central Library, 90% of the demolition to the interior of the building is complete.  That means in a few months construction will begin!

Bare Bones

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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