Why are you doing a renovation?
The current library was built in 1995 but the building plans were from the late 1980s. During the last 23 years, minimal updates have been made. As time has gone on, the needs of the community have changed. The renovation is a way to keep up-to-date with these changing needs.
How will the renovation be paid for?
The library will not be seeking additional funds from the community. That means no tax increase or referendum. All the money will come from funds that the library board has saved over the last few years. The cost is estimated at approximately $1 million dollars.
What will the renovation offer the community?
The renovation is going to redesign the current footprint of the building. No new additions or floors will be added. Instead the floor plan will be reworked to create a modern space that fits the needs of the community. This will include a quiet reading room, additional study rooms on both levels, a program room on the main level, an eating area, updated bathrooms, a YS activity room, and updated service areas.
Who is doing the work?
The library is working with Williams Architects on the design of the building. Shales McNutt Construction has been hired as the construction manager. A construction team has not been hired yet. (For information about library bids, please go to fppl.org/bids)
When will the renovation happen?
While we don’t have a concrete schedule yet, we estimate that construction could start as early as the spring of 2019. It should last for 4-6 months. We will be updating this page as well as our other communication channels when we have more information.
Will the library close during the renovation?
At this time, we do not plan on closing the library. However, certain areas may be closed during the renovation. This could change. We will be keeping the public updated as we learn more.