The architect’s plan for the first floor of the Aberdeen library. (Courtesy Aberdeen Timberland Library)

The architect’s plan for the first floor of the Aberdeen library. (Courtesy Aberdeen Timberland Library)

Library open house Thursday to discuss renovations

  • Wed Feb 19th, 2020 12:13pm
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The Aberdeen Timberland Library is having an open house to gather community input for its $2.5 million renovation project announced in December. The open house will be on Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Rosalie N. Spellman meeting room.

There will be an opportunity to talk with the architect, Cardinal Architecture PC of Seattle, ask questions, and view preliminary plans for the library’s new layout, according to Library Manager Stephanie Reece.

Library staff will also want to ask questions and get community input on the ideas presented, she said.

The budget for the project comes from a $4 million endowment from Katherine N. Sherk in 2000. The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has managed the endowment since 2000, growing it to $8 million.

Goals of the project include improvements to lighting, seating and flooring. The interior of the building will be redesigned to meet the current and future needs of the youth area, computer area, digital infrastructure and staff workspaces, according to Reece.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Aberdeen library.

 

The architect’s plan for the second floor of the Aberdeen library. (Courtesy Aberdeen Timberland Library)

The architect’s plan for the second floor of the Aberdeen library. (Courtesy Aberdeen Timberland Library)