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Tri-Township Library prepares for Elevator Project

By Josh Jones
Times Tribune Editor
jljones@timestribunenews.com 

The Tri-Township Public Library Board of Trustees received more information regarding an upcoming elevator update project during its recent meeting. 

Library Director David Cassens explained that they tentatively expect the work to begin in early May, which will impact certain aspects of the library during that time. He said the project start is dependent on if the company receives the supplies and equipment on time. 

“For the whole month of May there will be no room rentals downstairs and we can’t have anything downstairs, because we have to have an elevator to use,” Cassens said. “Since we are a public place we have to be ADA compliant… We will have our programming either outside or upstairs.” 

Cassens said that the project is exciting because the elevator is outdated and the elevator, like most of the library, is original to the building when it was first constructed in 1995. He said that project is estimated to take three weeks and they hope to be done before the Summer Reading Program begins in June. 

“We want to have it up and running before the Summer Reading program,” Cassens said. “It is an exciting thing. We are trying to update the library as much as we can for our patrons.”

The board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room. An agenda is posted at the Library prior to the meeting. Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

In Other Business 

  • The library is in the process of redesigning its website and is working with Moonlight Computing. 
  • The board approved the hirings of part-time staff Jenelle Miller and Alyssa Tayloe. 
  • The board welcomed back Youth Librarian Tori Potter. 
  • The library’s recent cupcake program was a success with 84 signups. 

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