• Paula Krapf

Work underway on geothermal well

There's a lot of activity at the site of the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. as crews dig the geothermal well and start work on the meeting rooms. The geothermal system will heat and cool the new building. Crews also hope to get more steel work underway this month.

Construction crews work on the meeting rooms that will be located off Sixth Street.

Crews are also working on the geothermal well which will be located under the parking lot.

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.

A view of construction taken from Campbell Street.

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

The new library basement is to the right on this photo, and work underway is for the meeting rooms.

View renderings of the new library at

A view of the new library taking shape. This shot is from Seventh Street and shows the completed basement in the background.

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