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Helen Hall Renovations
To renovate the Helen Hall Library building within the existing footprint while keeping the library open to the public.

Phase 1 in FY2014:

- Construction to enlarge Theater & move Teen Section upstairs and enclose with glass

Phase 2 in FY2015:                 

- Re-configure circulation desk & entry foyer                                                                                                                             

- Renovate restrooms and make ADA compliant      

Why It's Needed
The renovation is intended to help alleviate some of the issues the library staff faces in meeting citizens needs for the next 2-3 years until a new facility can be built. Updating technology and space allocation will be the primary focus.  The current facility is 29,300 sq ft and staff is struggling to meet citizen demand for books & programs (story time, emergent literacy, study areas, computer stations, teen shelf space, etc) in the current facility.  Participation in Story Times and Family Events is denied to hundreds of families and children each year.  Parking is also inadequate for the volume of attendance for events at the library.  The circulation work room is too small now and would not support a branch location.  The theater is too small to accommodate the number of families that wish to attend library events such as 'story time'.  There is more demand for computer workstations than what is currently available also.The national average for library space is 1 sq ft per capita and the City's estimated current population is 87,200 which is well below the 29,300 sq ft of the current facility.

Need More:
Looking for financial information or more? You can view the most recent quarterly and monthly status reports with more detail by clicking on the following: Status Reports Quarterly reports will give you where we are at in the budget for the project and monthly reports will give you the latest status updates on active project.

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