Walls are still down – but we’re starting to build things around here too! Visitors to our newspaper area or DVD collection may have spotted the glass walls that have sprung up to enclose our temporary Training Room, a space that will eventually become a meeting room once our permanent Training Room is completed. (May, 2018)
Bids are out for the project and due back early April. We hope to have contractors on site by early May. In the mean time some small demo has begun. Please excuse our mess and thank you for your patience with the process the results will be worth the wait. In the first phase of the project the library will be expanding and renovating the front entrance, replacing all bathrooms, creating a more open and inviting entrance, relocating some administrative offices as well as updating lighting and mechanical. The drawing with some of the first phase changes is outside of the Administrative Office. We will give as much notice as possible for any service impact. Please watch our FB page for progress reports. (March, 2018)
Demolition Underway for the New Teen Room
The Teen Room will be one of the first rooms impacted by our renovations, and the work has begun! The YA non-fiction collection has been relocated directly outside of the teen space. The Artwork from the outer gallery has been moved inside the room, and the small gallery artwork is now on free-standing grids outside of the room. Let us know if you need help finding anything. Thank you for your patience during this process. (March, 2018)
Say goodbye to the leak in the Teen Room, because it will soon be history! Work to repair our roof is under way now and will continue through the end of the week.
What to expect…
We’re working to minimize disruptions during this process – but please pardon the noise and smell!
Also, while the roof is being repaired, the Teen Room is off limits to library visitors – but staff at our Adult Information desk or Youth Services desk will be happy to retrieve materials for you. Teens are also welcome to spread out throughout the library for computer and study time as the work continues. We will have the Teen Room back open as soon as possible. (E-News, December, 2017)
Mikati, Massarah. “Colonie Library on the Verge of Major Renovation” Times Union. September 18, 2017
We are excited to get started with our capital improvement project! Coming this fall will be a new sign at the Albany Shaker entrance and LED lighting for the parking lot. Phase 1 renovations will begin with work on the roof; we hope to see this start early October. Please watch the Library’s Facebook page for updates; as we know, we will let you know. We will be working to keep any service interruptions and inconveniences down to a minimum. We appreciate your support and your patience. (September, 2017)