When it’s not pouring cats and dogs, the construction crew at the new Union Township Branch Library site works during soaring temperatures to work on the completion of the new library location.
Executive Director Dave Mezack takes us on a tour of the Union Township Branch Library construction site and reveals plans for this state-of-the-art facility. View the progress and hear about the upcoming plans for this property.
Thanks to everyone who made the Union Twp Groundbreaking a huge success. Over 120 people attended the event.
Didn’t make it to the event? View the photo gallery below and check back frequently for updates on this project.
In the groundbreaking photo from left are: Clermont County Public Library board member Anthony Cardinal, county Commissioner Scott Croswell, library board member Marion Croswell, library board member Patty Pryor, library board member Lois Luyster, library board president Joe Braun, county Commissioner Ed Humphrey, library board member Judith Kocica, library Executive Director Dave Mezack, KBA Architects Associate Principal Mark Bredemeier, West Clermont Board of Education member Denise Smith, State Rep. Joe Uecker and library board member Bill Johnston.
Union Township Groundbreaking
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Imagine if eight-year-olds ran the world… What an interesting world it would be! Check out some of our novice architects and their vision for their new Union Township Branch Library:
These artistic renderings were drawn throughout the summer (2010) by eager Union Township Branch Library children — all very excited about their new library coming in 2011!
The recent auction of equipment and supplies from the Ryan’s Steakhouse hosted by Semple & Associates netted $51,199.62 for Clermont County Public Library.
Check out these progress photos of the future Union Township Branch Library:
From Old Steakhouse to New Union Township Library
After years of scouting locations to secure property for a new Union Township Branch, the Library Board has entered into a contract to purchase property located at 4450 Ryan’s Way, formerly Ryan’s Steakhouse, near the intersection of Route 32 and Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
The Board authorized $875,000 to purchase the property. “We are currently looking at funding for a $4.5 million dollar project. Different terms and types of funding are being evaluated for maximum benefit to the library,” stated Maura Gray, Library Fiscal Officer. Financial breakdown as follows:
“We believe this site affords the Library the opportunity to expand the current branch’s square footage from 11,000 square feet to a little over 20,000 square feet,” commented Library Executive Director, Dave Mezack. “Over time, we will be able to expand the Union Township Branch’s collection, increase the number of public computers, and better serve the residents of Union Township.”Read the full press release.
What’s the difference between the two locations?