Library Expansion on Target With Construction

The Anderson Public Library expansion project is moving steadily along after starting construction at the end of September.  The project, which has been planned for well over a year, will provide more educational resources for students and adults of the county.

The project officially started at the end of August with the library moving from its location on Main Street to a temporary one on Industry Road.  The Main Street location will see a near 9,000 square foot expansion that will provide larger meeting rooms, expanded children’s and teen’s areas, as well as a larger book collection.

Bryan Proctor, chair of the library’s board of trustees, is excited to see the progress of the project. “We’re just ecstatic about the progress with the renovations and how the construction team is moving forward and doing an outstanding job,” Bryan said.

Hawkins Construction, which won the bid for the project, has removed many of the interior walls and ceiling in preparation to reset the interior with the new addition.  Behind the building, crews have poured a foundation for the addition and are getting ready to pour the cement slab.  The project should finish during the second half of 2017.

According to Bryan, the library is continuing gaining new patrons at the temporary location and is seeing continual utilization of services.  He also would like to thank patrons and the community for continual support of the library which, when finished, will serve the community for over 20 years.

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