HVAC project updates

The planned upgrade to the building’s aging heating and cooling system is in full swing. As construction progresses, we will try to provide you with the most up-to-date information here.

The long-awaited HVAC improvements will increase comfort and efficiency throughout the library and are the result of a multi-year planning process. The construction is partially funded by a $289,467 New York State Library Construction Grant through the Upper Hudson Library System. The additional funding will allow the library to continue making necessary capital improvements to the building while minimizing the impact on taxpayers.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to minimize disruptions during this time.

3/16/2018: Our contractors have told us that construction will close the Board Room to staff and public use for approximately three weeks. The start of this time period is not yet known. The library will not be taking any new requests for the Board Room through May 15, and we will work to accommodate any existing reservations as best we can.

2/27/2018: Asbestos abatement will take place in select locations as part of this project. All work and air monitoring will be done in accordance with federal and state regulations with an effort to minimize disruption of normal building activities. Click here to read the official notice (pdf).

2/22/2018: Library staff are currently relocating their workspaces to the Storyhour Room in preparation for the internal phase of the HVAC project, which is expected to begin March 5 and last approximately 8 weeks.

As a result:
• Storytimes may take place in the community or board room, or inside the Children’s Place.
• Some meeting rooms may not be available for limited times during the project.
• Construction noise may be audible during business hours.

The maintenance office is cleared out and ready for the removal of the blue floor tiles.

The storyhour room has been converted into a temporary workroom for the librarians.

IT staffers remove old wiring from the upstairs mezzanine to prepare for the HVAC work.

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