News Release
Release No.STELPRD4020875
East Lansing, Jun 07, 2013 --

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USDA Commemorates Roscommon Area District Library Groundbreaking Ceremony

EAST LANSING, June 7, 2013 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today commemorated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Roscommon Area District Library in Roscommon.

“Libraries bring rural communities together, offering knowledge and enrichment,” said Turner. “USDA Rural Development is proud to help move this project forward.”

The new library facility will provide improved access and space for teens and children to read and study. A community room will expand the branch’s services by offering workshops, classes, performances and other activities.

USDA Rural Development provided a $1,800,000 Community Facility direct loan to support the project.

USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009.  USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.


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