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Library Redesign Project

Starting mid-June

The Library will undergo a redesign this summer. Patrons will soon be able to enjoy a more comfortable, flexible space to work, read and collaborate upon the completion of the project. Patrons will find a fresh and improved space with new seating, shelving, soundproof pods, better access to the collection, and increased natural light, among other enhancements.

Beginning in mid-June, the Library will start with installing the shelving and carpet, followed by the new furniture and workspaces. The redesign will provide more space for people, while maintaining the collection of books and the growing collection of unusual items for checkout. In addition, it will improve the functionality of the existing space to meet current community needs.

The redesign will take a couple of weeks to complete, with some areas off-limits to patrons during the installation. The approximated timeline begins on June 12th, when the parking garage will be closed to the public, as it will be a staging area for the new shelving. Also, beginning June 20th, some areas of the 2nd-floor stacks area, Teen Area, and DVD shelving area may be closed at various times to install the new shelving. Most of the adult and YA collections will be off-limits with no holds or checkouts from June 19th-July 5th. The bulk of the project will be complete by July, with the new soundproof “pods” arriving in early August. The existing 2nd-floor meeting rooms will still be available throughout the redesign project.

Tentative Timeline

June 12- July 13

  • Garage closed to the public

June 19 – July 5

  • Adult and YA collection will be unavailable
  • 2nd floor stacks closed to the public
  • Installation of new shelving and carpet
  • Reshelving the collection, including adult books, teen collection and DVDs
  • Installation of new furniture, including teen acoustic curtain

June 28 – mid-July

  • Completion of new shelving – end panels and tops

early August – mid-August

  • Installation of the PODS quiet seating areas
  • Installation of the Unusual Items custom shelving

Late August

  • Community celebration!