• Paula Krapf

Work progresses quickly on new library

Steelwork is expected to be completed in the next couple of weeks on the new Geneva Public Library under construction at 227 S. Seventh St. Then construction crews will begin detailing and pouring concrete for floors; this work will be done from the top floor down to the lowest level.

View of steelwork for lobby taken from Sixth Street (above) and from Franklin Street (below).

An overview of construction work on the new library taken from Sixth 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.

A shot of construction work taken from Seventh Street.

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

A rendering of the new Geneva Public Library shown from Seventh Street.

View renderings of the new library at

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