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ATTENTION: DUE TO THE CURRENT RENOVATION:
The Teen and Genealogy areas of the library will be inaccessible during these beginning stages of renovation, but will be available again before completion. Sorry for the inconvenience!
The Future Starts NOW!
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced a renovation project that is to take place in 2016 and 2017. The Library is working with a company out of Columbus, Library Design Associates, Inc., who has met with the Library Board and staff to gain insight in order to redesign the interior of Library. Some of the remodel project objectives include:
• Updating interior and create a 21st century library for the community.
• Reorganizing space to maximize efficiency, improve lines of sight, and create a feeling of openness.
• Creating a Technology Center capable of housing current public computing resources and adapting to the future.
• Converting existing computer lab into an additional meeting room to meet the demand for gathering and collaboration space.
• Providing comfortable, usable furnishings optimized for technology usage.
• Providing a larger, dedicated space for teens.
Library Director Matt Ross said “We’re proud of our past, but we’re also excited about our future. That’s why we’ve take on a remodeling project that will help us transition into the 21st-century library our neighbors deserve, while maintaining the traditional services and welcoming culture we’ve always delivered.”
Ross believes that the remodel project will support programs and resources that will improve lives in the community, will help to achieve positive outcomes in areas that make the future brighter, including literacy, quality of life, workforce and economic development, equal access to technology and information, and lifelong learning. Finally, it will serve as a symbol of community service and pride.
For more information or to donate for the remodel project, please call the Library at 419-447-3751.
**RENOVATION UPDATE** (4/11/17)
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the official work dates for its previously publicized renovation project. Renovation work will begin on Monday, April 17th, with an anticipated completion date of Friday, June 16th. The library is working with Library Design Associates, Inc. out of Columbus, as well as several local contractors on this exciting project.
Because the library’s interior has remained largely unchanged since opening in 1975, the purpose of these changes is to provide a 21st century library for the community. The renovations will feature new carpet and painting, a more efficient layout for the library stacks, modern furnishings that will accommodate patrons’ mobile computing needs and facilitate small group work, an enlarged and relocated teen area, a new technology center with expanded computer access, and an additional meeting room for public use.
The library will remain open throughout the project. Limited services will be available May 11th through June 5th, as large portions of the building will be inaccessible during that time. The library’s junior department and Frost-Kalnow Room will temporarily provide access to these limited materials and services. Advance notice will be provided should the work make wheelchair accessibility temporarily unavailable. The renovation will have minimal impact on previously scheduled meetings. If an issue arises, the library will contact the affected groups to make alternative arrangements.
The total cost of this project will be around $600,000 to $650,000. Funding will come from both careful financial management and savings over many years, as well as many generous gifts and donations.
The library will be offering much of its existing furniture for sale to local governments, area non-profit agencies, and the general public. Stay tuned for more information about this opportunity.