Can County or State funds pay for these improvements?

Yes, and they are. The Board of Supervisors provided $10M to the Library for facility improvements across the County. Of those funds, $4,120,364 is being put toward the Modesto Project. The Library has committed $3,999,674 of Library Fund balance toward the project. The Library was awarded $9,970,490 from the California State Library in a competitive grant process. $35,856 in Federal E-rate funds will fund upgraded wiring. Through the Capital Campaign, private donations will build on the existing project, funding enhanced furniture, fixtures, and equipment, as well as technology supporting public programming and services. The capital campaign will provide for a beautiful library we can all be proud of, with desirable amenities.