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Library's front area under construction

What’s happening to the front of the Library? According to Jeanne Pyle, Library Director, a generous gift to the University is making it possible to add to the beauty of our campus and enhance the campus' park-like atmosphere.  Over the next few months, the following will take place:
  • The grade of the existing Library sidewalks was not ADA compliant. Therefore, new sidewalks will be installed which are compliant and will be more easily navigable.
  • A “patio” area will be created on the north side of the sidewalks under the trees. This area will be ideal for outside studying or group meetings.
  • There will even be electrical outlets for laptops and other items needing a little extra power.
  • Another seating area will be created on the south side of the sidewalk.
  • A water feature, including a small stream, will follow the natural path of water drainage.
  • New landscaping, including ornamental trees and shrubs will be planted.
Work is scheduled for completion by the end of the Spring 2009 semester.

Library Construction photo taken Jan. 20, 2009

You can see more photos of the construction as it progresses here.
Published by root on 21 Jan

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