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Our 2015-2019 Strategic Plan includes a renovation of our Main Library as part of its goals and objectives.

An rendered architectural image of the planned Main Library renovation

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A FAR-REACHING BENEFIT TO OUR ENTIRE LIBRARY SERVICE DISTRICT:

The Main Library renovation will not only provide many benefits for customers who visit the Main library, but will also benefit our entire system by providing space for the support staff who assist with the work done at our branches with things like:

  • Processing and delivering every hold that the customers at our five locations check out, as well as processing and returning these holds to their home libraries
  • Ordering, receiving, cataloging, and preparing all new materials to be placed on the shelves at our five locations
  • These work items listed above will be on ground level for easy deliveries
  • Supply ordering and receiving for the entire system
  • Mobile Services which provides library service to schools, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and community stops throughout our service district
  • IT support for the entire system
  • Public relations support for the entire system including the production of seasonal BTLs, updates to website including online program registration, development of digital signage promotions, press releases, and brochures
  • Administrative offices including fiscal and human resources

A PLAN DEDICATED TO MAINTAINING EXCELLENT SERVICE THROUGH ALL PHASES OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:

Through an RFQ process, The Tuscarawas County Public Library Board of Trustees selected HBM Architects of Cleveland, Ohio. Our 2018-2019 project timeline moving forward is as follows:

  • Schematic Design Phase – mid-January to mid-March
  • Design Development – mid-March to mid-May
  • Construction Documents – mid-May to mid-July
  • Bidding --- mid-August to mid-September
  • Contract Negotiations – late September
  • Construction – Fall 2018 to Fall 2019

A THOUGHTFUL, WELL-CONSTRUCTED APPLICATION OF FUNDS:

While a final plan and budget will be available in June, the estimated budget for this project, based on the board approved concept, is $5.2 million. The renovation and expansion project will be paid for with no additional burden to tax payers. The majority will be paid for with savings from the building and repair fund, and we will seek grant and donations. The remaining balance will be financed for a period of no more than ten years with an annual payment of less than what we have been saving annually.