November 25, 2014 | Alyssa Y
Phase II of Improvement Project to Begin
Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.
The 2015 project carries on the improvements of the 2014 Patron Service Improvement Project that renovated service points in the central area of the library. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room.
Other improvements planned include replacing worn carpeting in the Community Room and main library to match the carpeting from the 2014 renovation. New study carrels, as well as new chairs, will be added to the southeast corner of the library and new CD shelving will replace bins in the multimedia area.
The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase II will accomplish the following:
- Bring lobby restrooms into ADA compliance
- Update bathroom fixtures and plumbing
- Unify the flooring in the main library
- Allow for more study space with new carrels
- Create a more comfortable study environment with new seating
- Increase access to music CDs
- Create a self-serve vending area
- Provide a social space for small groups
The budget for the project is $514,611. As a result of careful financial stewardship and community support for this planned expenditure, the library will pay for the project with a one-time fund balance transfer of $498,847 and an additional $15,764 from community donations and the 2015 operating budget.