Library’s Move Nears as Expansion Plans Are Finishing Up

Rendered Drawing for New Library

Rendered Drawing for New Library

With the Anderson Public Library approving their new expansion project last year (details of the expansion) to allow for more room for services and education, the library is getting ready to move to its temporary location to start the expansion process.

At this month’s library board of trustees meeting, there was a report on the state of the temporary location, which is at the old Phoenix Academy building on Industrial Road.  The building is almost ready to house the library for the next 15-18 months with the downstairs level still needing more work.  The library has also contacted the local Boy Scout Troop to help transplant some of the original plants from the old location to the temporary one as part of their community service projects.

According to Pam Marks, director of the library, the library is planning to start the move process sometime in the second half of July after the summer reading program is finished.  KPC Movers won the bid to move the library and indicated that they would need around 15 working days to complete the move.  Pam said that the library would be shut down for around a month to finish the process.

For the expansion project, the library is nearing finalizing its design plans.  They are planning on submitting the construction plans to the necessary government agencies by the end of the month.  They are also coordinating efforts with utility companies to ensure the project goes smoothly.

The board also discussed finances for the new expansion.  The library currently has the ability to put down $1.2million for the project but are looking to only put down $1million with the rest coming from bonds.  This will allow the library to operate without needing to raise taxes during the process.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrPin on PinterestEmail this to someone
Posted in Business & Government, School & Education.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.