Old Town Library begins a new renovation project on November 15 to help enhance your library experience! Our goal is to remain open throughout construction which is anticipated to last ~4 weeks. We also aim to have minimum disruption to library operations.
This is a phase of a larger refresh project for Old Town Library to improve the overall customer experience. The project ties into our 2019 Master Plan which aims to “adapt interior spaces over time to respond to changing community interests and needs.”
The Old Town Library refresh project uses eco-friendly remodeling practices including repurposing some materials and furniture to minimize costs and still make necessary improvements.
What to Expect During your Visit
- Some noise and dust. Dust mitigation will be in place.
- Current COVID-related health and safety practices will continue.
- Council Tree and Harmony Library will remain alternatives to avoid construction.
About the Project
Previous phases have included:
-Changes to collection arrangement for easier access and improved browsing
-Flooring/furniture layout changes for optimal traffic flow
-More open work and reading spaces
-Updated computer lab furniture
Post-construction, visitors can expect:
-Improved spaces for studying and remote work
-New and repurposed furniture and lighting changes
-Flexible space layouts to accommodate different uses
-A curated public art exhibit area
-A Kiddo Cove portal into children’s area
-Other fun touches to enhance your library experience
Stay Tuned for Progress Photographs
In anticipation of construction being finalized, we will be posting progress photographs and keep the community updated on timeframes and results. Stay tuned via social media and this blog page for progress pictures in addition to before and after photographs that will help visualize the changes that are coming along with construction.
We can’t wait to share the changes with you! Please be patient with the construction process – we realize this is an inconvenience to both staff and customers, though exciting changes are coming that hopefully do even more to heighten your experience and enjoyment at Old Town Library.