Texas Roadhouse fundraiser to benefit new Pelham library

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017

PELHAM – A fundraiser for the Pelham Public Library Building Fund will be held at Texas Roadhouse on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m.

During the fundraiser, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food sales to the building fund.

The Pelham Library Guild set goal to raise $300,000 to help with construction costs and to purchase furniture, shelves and other amenities for the facility. So far, the guild has raised a little more than $200,000.

Construction of the new library, which has a $4 million price tag, began in May and is scheduled for completion in March of 2018. Each floor of the two-story structure will be 10,000 square feet and the building features a two-story glass window.

The first floor of the library will be an interactive area with seating underneath the staircase to drink coffee and chat with friends, a Teen Center that will be complete with a gaming area, a Children’s Department with reading nooks built into the wall, a Maker Space for children to work on school projects or use the 3-D printer, a Tech Lab for those interested in things like robotics, a Media Center to listen to music and audio books and a computer area that allows talking.

The Children’s Department, which will have an enchanted forest theme, was inspired by the book “The Hobbit.” It will have a ceiling that resembles a tree canopy and carpet that looks like grass.

The second floor will be reserved for those who’d like to work or read in quiet areas. It will be complete with a quiet computer lab, meeting/study rooms, a reading lounge and the adult book collection.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 60 Drivers Way.

Those who cannot participate in the fundraiser can also donate to the building fund by visiting the library at 3160 Pelham Parkway or donating online at Pelhamlibrary.com.