Building remodeling

March 14, 2014 by  
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It’s a very exciting time here at The Library.  Planning is underway to remodel both the Main Branch and our Summit Outreach facility.

At Main, we are remodeling the non-fiction area to include brighter lighting, new paint, and a revamp of space. The newly created space from the repositioning of shelving will provide for a “teen/young adult” area – great for progressive study, research and discussion.  Upon completion, this remodel will provide a fresh, aesthetically modern look to an integral area of service for our patrons.

This spring, our Summit Outreach building is also getting a much-needed facelift. New entry doors, remodeled restrooms, painting throughout, door hardware and window dressing will complete the ambiance.

The space at Summit is being redesigned to help BCPL employees better serve our outreach patrons. An area is being created for our district networking, programming and other electronic services for library members and employees. The BCPL Friends will also be getting a dedicated area for their programs and tasks. Soon, there will be a permanent location where people can drop off donated books, and the Friends group can hold their used book sales.

Summit will also become a permanent home to our area’s Kentucky Regional Librarian, Tim Gampp, who serves as a liaison between the state library system and the pulbic libraries in Boyd, Greenup and other surrounding counties.

Even though the Summit building is no longer open to the public (the branch library moved from there to the Kyova Mall in 2012), the structure is an integral part of the library operations. It is very sufficient in design, provides greatly needed space, and is well worthy of an upgrade so we can keep offering all our many services to Boyd Countians for many years to come.

Every effort will be made to see that patron services are not interrupted during this remodel time. Please be patient with us, and ask staff to find an item for you if that area is closed off for painting, etc.

We hope you will like all the changes in store. Please let us know what you think.

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