Main Library Renovation
The Main Library recently underwent a top to bottom renovation, funded mainly with capital grants from the city and some support from the state and other sources. The project, which was accomplished in five stages to minimize disruption to the public, began in August, 2008 and was mainly finished by September, 2010. (A cut in our capital funding budget has delayed some of the finishing touches.)
The result is a breathtaking library, which integrates the style of the original 1909 building with the changes necessary to accommodate modern library service. Most gratifying is the community response—our users are thrilled with the lovely New Materials room off the lobby with its natural light and comfortable seating, the study carrels in the adult and children’s areas, and the up-to-date computer space on the second and third floors.