The project will be the first major upgrade to the 16,000-square-foot branch since its opening in 1974. The work – of which $938,900 was contracted out to Mezzetta Inc. – calls for moving the building’s main entrance to the north for better access to the adjacent parking lot and shifting the location of the community meeting room to the west.
A large open area will greet patrons near the entry and checkout desk and lead them through a space of new materials, seating, public computers and service points.
Additional seating and tables equipped with electrical outlets will allow patrons to use or charge their personal devices while connected to enhanced Wi-Fi.
Other features include updated and fully accessible rest rooms, integrated audio-visual technology, a relocated outside book drop, updated heating and air-conditioning systems for energy savings and an area for future automated materials handling.