The construction of the Reading Room is moving swiftly and it is really looking great! In addition to adding a semi private, multi-use and quiet space to the library, it is also adds visual interest and beauty to the building.
This is Phase One of the Library’s Master Plan for the building – which is guided by a series of community conversations and surveys, a process we began in 2013. You can read more about that process, gain an overview of the process, and learn by reading the letter from Anne Davis, Board President, linked here.
Over the last six years we have applied for grants both large and small, held book sales, bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers and received generous donations from community members and businesses alike. In addition, we wish to thank the Honorable Senator George Amedore and Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation for their support of the project.
In order to minimize closures and disruption to library services, the contractors are building a temporary wall to work behind. This requires that a number of books be placed in storage – but don’t worry, those will be back. We ask for your patience during this exciting process and look forward to grand-opening the new Reading Room with all of you by the end of the year.
Thank you again for supporting your library!