Oct. 23, 2017
Work Set to Begin this Fall on Major Upgrades
Renovations are set to begin in the fall of 2017 and will last up to 12 months. The Library will remain open during regular business hours.
Design features include new meeting rooms, a multi-purpose maker lab and updated ‘Tech-Central’ area.
“The Central Library upgrades are welcome and necessary,” says Library Director Diane Kresh. “We are committed to creating lively and collaborative spaces to meet the evolving needs of our community.”
Building upgrades and design elements include:
- 3 new meeting rooms and updated reading room area on the 1st floor
- New multi-purpose technology and maker lab equipped with a tool and storage room, work benches, design areas and computer stations on the 2nd floor
- Redesigned public PC stations
- New reference desk stations, furniture and media shelving
- Relocation of pick-up area for holds
- Book store for Friends of the Arlington Public Library
- Energy efficient electrical fixtures and new power supply outlets for public use
- Semi-transparent glass walls, private yet contemporary
- ADA upgrades: redesign of ramp in front of the main parking lot and addition of protective railing underneath the staircase of the 1st floor
The project’s goals were informed by public work sessions and surveys around “The Future of Libraries” in 2011/2012.