Plans Revealed for Bangor Public Library Renovations

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Plans to bridge the gap between the modest and modern are underway at the Bangor Public Library. On Wednesday, the architect redesigning the building’s interior outlined construction plans. Last month, voters in the city approved a $3,000,000 bond to renovate the aging library. Improvements include increased flow between the original building and the 1990′s addition. A glass covered atrium will help accomplish that. There are also plans for a business center, cafe, and computers for public use. The deteriorated roof will be replaced as well. The architect hopes to create a library that meets the needs of a modern society. “The way libraries are being used has changed dramatically in the last 25 years. The idea was to turn it into a 21st century library and improve the flow from the original building to the addition that was done in the 90′s,” said architect Scott Simons. “Those more modern functions are located in the modern addition so the addition that we’re putting in as part of this project really helps to bridge the traditional and the modern,” said campaign director Kate Villa. Library fundraisers are $1,200,000 shy of their goal. To donate, click here: http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/how_to_help.htm.


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