Happy New Year! It’s 2014 and contractors are preparing for the library expansion. Construction will begin in the next week or two and work will generally occur between 7am and 3:30pm. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the 2014. Temporary fencing will be in place throughout the year to allow space for construction equipment and for public safety. The fencing will affect parking along Poyntz Avenue and some parking in the south lot. We apologize for the inconvenience with parking during this time.
Plans are also underway for a ground breaking ceremony on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. Please join us in the auditorium for words of dedication from Brice Hobrock, Manhattan Public Library Board President, and John Matta, Mayor of the City of Manhattan. We will then move outdoors to the lawn area facing Poyntz Avenue where Jennifer Adams, Children’s Department Manager, and children from Northview and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools will dig in with ceremonial shovels.
Additional parking for the ground breaking is available at Colony Square, located at Houston and 6th street. If the library is closed due to severe weather on January 25th, the event will be moved to February 1st.
Updates and information about the project will be posted as work progresses.