Tuesday meeting for Jones Library project

  • Jones Library JERREY ROBERTS

Staff Writer
Published: 6/24/2016 11:58:29 AM

AMHERST — Department heads and other staff at the Jones Library will discuss their needs for improving programs and adding space to the building during an information session on the proposed building renovation and expansion project Tuesday.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Woodbury Room, located on the lower level of the 43 Amity St. building.

Library Director Sharon Sharry said that staff will give an overview of the improvements they are seeking in the building, while Finegold Alexander Architects of Boston, Kuhn Riddle Architects of Amherst and project manager Colliers International of Hartford will discuss how to balance staff program needs and resident concerns about costs in a 68,000-square-foot building. 

There will be time set aside for question and answers.

Unlike the previous session held in May, during the afternoon when many people were working, the hope is more families will attend.

Staff at the library will be providing childcare at the Crafts Room, also located on the lower level.

Play-Doh will be available for children from birth through 5-years-old in the Crafts Room, while those 6-years-old and up will be offered Legos to play with outside the Crafts Room.

Scott Merzbach can be reached at smerzbach@gazettenet.com.


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