Construction is moving along at new library
View of construction work from Sixth Street. The completed area includes the basement (area with steel beams).
With basement work complete, construction crews are working on the first floor of the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. Work is also beginning on the geothermal system (the wells that will be located under the parking lot and used to heat and cool the building).
View of new library construction from Seventh Street.
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.
View of new library construction from Campbell Street (near Sixth Street).
When will the new library open? The goal is a prospective opening date in the fall of 2019.
View renderings of the new library at https://www.gpldnewbuilding.org/single-post/2018/08/07/Building-Our-Future-Renderings-of-the-new-library.
View of construction work along Sixth Street where the new library meeting rooms will be.