“As one of the Midwest’s leading design firms, Bialosky Cleveland has extensive experience with public libraries and renovations of historic buildings,” library director Amy Switzer said in a news release. “We were impressed by their reputation for collaboration in the design process and robust community engagement.”
The design process for the Main Library starts this month, and construction is anticipated to start in 2020. The Bertram Woods branch will be renovated after the Main Library.
The goals for the Main Library renovation are to create new, welcoming spaces for library users of all ages that support community-oriented programs, student-friendly group spaces, flexible meeting rooms that support the latest technology, an updated and accessible computer center on the first floor, and comfortable seating options that can be reconfigured to adapt to a variety of needs, according to the release.
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