Announced January 23rd at the Allegan City Council Meeting along with a $130,000 donation to the City of Allegan, the gift will fund the Perrigo Learning Lab for children and the Perrigo STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab for teens. Each area of the STREAM Lab will encourage creative thinking through interactive activities and cutting-edge technology and the two areas will be part of the library’s ongoing expansion project.
“This generous gift means the Perrigo Learning Lab and Perrigo STREAM Lab will be highlights of the remodeled library and will serve as a welcoming place for youth for years to come,” said Ryan Deery, Director of the Allegan District Library. “The Learning Lab will incorporate the natural landscape of Allegan and the Kalamazoo River to reinforce how our environment can enhance health and well-being, while we envision the STREAM Lab serving as a positive place for teens to gather, study, learn and be inspired.”
“The Allegan District Library serves as a valuable year-round centerpiece of the community and the Perrigo Foundation is happy to lend our support to these two innovative areas that will serve as inspirational learning environments for younger visitors,” said Tom Farrington, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Perrigo and President of the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation.
Work on the Perrigo Learning Lab and Perrigo STREAM Lab is expected to begin soon and is part of a $6.5 million library expansion project. The two Perrigo labs are expected to be completed in January 2019.