• Paula Krapf

A busy fall for new library construction

View of work from Sixth Street.

Construction crews have a a lot of work scheduled for the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. They are backfilling the foundation, drilling holes for the geothermal system that will heat and cool the new building, and preparing for more steel work.

The geothermal work is expected to take another month, and we'll also see another of shipment of steel arrive on-site soon. Steel installation should begin this month, and continue into December.

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

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