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Renovation Highlights

Stay informed

Find architectural drawings, a phasing plan, budget and bidding information and much more on the library’s Web site: balibrary.org/library-renovation.html.

Enjoy convenience, service and the best seat in the house

Drive up to the new materials return box in the parking lot and get back to your busy day. Customer service and self-checkout technology greet you throughout the building. Grab a comfortable chair by a sunny window or our welcoming atrium, or get down to work in the lobby Internet café. From the latest buzzed-about indie release to family-friendly flicks, browse for movies and music on the first floor. Our reading commons will be your new favorite “third place” to relax with something good to read or enjoy an informal library program.

Get to work

Fire up your mobile gear and settle into an “office-away-from-home” work pod, then set up a meeting with colleagues in one of our business center mediascape rooms. Explore your imagination, craft the perfect presentation, or launch your job search in our technology center. Learn, then create something awesome in the media lab and makerspace.

Experience fun and interactive learning

Enter a world of interactive fun and learning designed especially for children. From kid-sized furniture and shelving to a kid-friendly media lab, this colorful, comfortable environment will become a family-favorite community destination. Technology classes, educational experiences, interactive exhibits and entertainment kids will love.

Bring your friends

Speaking of classes, entertainment and great experiences – we’ll be offering all of that for teens, young adults and adults, too. Teens – grab a booth and study with your friends or show off your competitive side in the gaming room. Our refurnished public meeting rooms will be back in service and with improved acoustics, your informational lecture, piano recital, or informal crafting session will come through crystal clear. Smart room meeting space allows you to broadcast and record a webinar while making a truly interactive presentation. Enjoy collaborative space throughout the library, for your family, your classmates, your club or organization.

Preserve a community asset

The library building is not being expanded, but it is being improved and updated to preserve this community asset well into the future. HVAC, plumbing, lighting and fire protection systems and the elevator will be replaced or repaired. Updated systems mean a safer, more comfortable, energy-and-cost efficient space.