The McConnell Foundation awarded Tehama County $500,000 to assist with development of a new $6.5 million state-of-the-art library to replace the Red Bluff main library after nearly 30 years in the current location. Library staff is excited to be involved with creating a modern community resource.
The Board of Supervisors set aside $4 million and began an exhaustive site search with multiple community input gathering meetings. The former Red Bluff Daily News emerged as the preferred location as a cost saving reuse of a solid structure located within proximity of community activity and the Shasta College, Tehama campus.
McConnell’s funding is a challenge grant encouraging other corporate funders, community organizations and community members to join in the effort to close the $2.5 million funding gap.