• Paula Krapf

A busy month ahead for new library construction!

The foundation and basement area are currently under construction for the new Geneva Public Library, which is located at 227 S. Seventh St.; steel work may begin the week of Oct. 15.

What will the new library feature?

The 57,000-square-foot building will have 76 off-street parking spaces, drive-up convenience, a variety of meeting areas, a community art gallery, and outdoor reading spaces.

* The Library will feature an enhanced children’s area with developmentally appropriate collections, play areas, and learning opportunities for children from birth through eighth grade.

* Teens and adults will have access to a variety of library materials and enjoy spending time in the quiet reading and study spaces.

* Additionally, Library service will be expanded to include new opportunities for collaborating, using technology, and experimenting in lab spaces.

The goal is a prospective opening date in the fall of 2019.

View renderings of the new library at

View of the new Geneva Public Library from Seventh St.

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