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Beyond the Bookshelves: New Geneva Library continues to take shape

Drone footage provided by Studio GC Architects provides an eagle-eye view of construction on the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. This footage captures work as viewed from Seventh Street and moves west to Franklin Street.
Drone footage provided by Studio GC Architects provides an eagle-eye view of construction on the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. This footage captures work as viewed from Seventh Street and moves west to Franklin Street.

Would you like a bird’s-eye view of construction on the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St.? If you visit gpldnewbuilding.org, you can view drone footage of recent work! We’ll post drone footage on a regular basis as the project continues.

Crews from IHC Construction Companies LLC are working from the top floor down to the lowest level, putting up walls and the roof, detailing and pouring concrete for floors, and working on plumbing. The prospective opening date is fall 2019.

What will the new library feature?

The 57,000-square-foot building will have 76 off-street parking spaces, drive-up convenience, a variety of meeting areas, a community art gallery, and outdoor reading spaces. The building will be fully ADA compliant, making it accessible for all.

* The library will feature an enhanced children’s area with developmentally appropriate collections, play areas, and learning opportunities for children from birth through eighth grade.

* Teens and adults will have access to expanded collections and enjoy spending time in the quiet reading and study spaces.

* Additionally, library service will provide new opportunities for collaborating, using technology, making crafts, and experimenting in lab spaces.

Visit gpldnewbuilding.org for a comprehensive overview of plans for the new library and regular updates on progress. Please contact us anytime at Board@gpld.org.

The Librarian Recommends: Collection Development Librarian Emily Thompson says “Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home” written by Sy Montgomery and illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford “is based on a real-life escape that made the news a few years ago, and this all-ages story explains just how he got away. You’ll also learn many more fun facts about octopuses in this colorfully-illustrated picture book.”

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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