Steelwork continues at new library
View of new library from Seventh Street.
Construction crews continue to lay steel at the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. This steelwork phase will last about four weeks. Work on the geothermal system (the wells that will be located under the parking lot and used to heat and cool the building) also continues. In addition, on Nov. 28 the Library sold $12+ million in bonds. Now the Library has received all $21.8 million in public financing for the project that voters approved in the April 2017 referendum.
Crews working at Campbell and Seventh streets.
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 steelwork from Seventh Street.
The goal is a prospective opening date in the fall of 2019.
Work on the new library viewed from Sixth Street.
See renderings of the new library at https://www.gpldnewbuilding.org/single-post/2018/08/07/Building-Our-Future-Renderings-of-the-new-library.
Rendering of new Geneva library showing a view from Campbell and Sixth streets.