Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the Library Board are pleased to announce plans for an expansion of our Children’s Library Section at the Main Library Branch, 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard.
The proposed expansion would double the footprint of the current Children’s Library, adding 3,300 square feet of space and will include a children’s programming room and many new amenities for our youngest residents, their parents and caregivers.
Our library is nearly 20 years old, and in fact, we made the final payment on the building this year. The age of the building and the growth of the town have shown increased numbers of patrons visiting the library and programming numbers, in particular our children’s programs have been steadily increasing.
“I made a commitment to our residents that we would take this great town and make it even better; our commitment to expanding the Children’s Library is another way we are delivering increased amenities to our residents while keeping our finances in order” said Supervisor Reilich. “There will be no borrowing to support this project. We have applied for a grant to offset some of the project costs and the remainder of the funds will be paid in cash as a result of careful planning and budgeting”.
We are in the early stages of planning and want to offer an opportunity for our residents to weigh in on any suggestions they may have for ways to enhance the Children’s Library space. Greece residents are invited to visit Bill Reilich Greece Town Supervisor’s Facebook Page to make suggestions and share ideas of things they may like to see at the library. Comment cards will also be available at the Main Information Desk at the library as well.
Once we have received resident input, we will start to put a conceptual design in place and share the progress with our residents throughout the entire process.