November 15, 2016 | beesleya
Phase IV of Improvement Project Underway
Beginning in January 2017, the library embarks on phase four of a renovation plan to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.
This phase will remodel the Friends of the Library used bookstore, Secondhand Prose, relocate six study rooms and add three more, and reconfigure the Teen Space to provide collaborative spaces, update furnishings and mitigate noise. It carries on the improvements of the previous Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, lobby and the Children's Library.
During the project, scheduled for completion in April 2017, the Northeast corner, group study rooms, Southeast study carrels and Secondhand Prose will be closed to patrons. Secondhand Prose will suspend acceptance of donations during the closure.
The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase IV will accomplish the following:
- Reconfigure Secondhand Prose retail space
- Update lighting and fixtures in Secondhand Prose
- Relocate six group study rooms
- Create three additional study rooms
- Provide collaborative work space
- Update furnishings in the Northeast corner
- Mitigate sound
- Add a printer/copier/scanner to the East End
- Increase number of electrical outlets and charging stations
The budgeted costs of $139,240, $686,560 and $67,082 for Secondhand Prose, Northeast corner and Southeast corner, respectively, will be paid with a fund balance transfer.