Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Gloucester County Main Library to Receive Improvements, Asks for Public’s Input

The Gloucester Main Library in Main Street Center (Courtesy of Gloucester County)

GLOUCESTER — The Gloucester County Main Library is set to receive improvements in the near future, and the facility is asking for community members’ input on what they’d like to see.

The Main Street Preservation Trust (MSPT) owns the building where the library is located. Under a new agreement, it will contribute $200,000 for improvements over the next two years. A capital improvement request is included in the five-year Capital Improvement Plan to supplement the donation. The County’s current lease with the MSPT was slated to expire in 2024 but has now been extended to 2034.

“We have been honored to have Gloucester’s treasured Library anchored at Main Street Center,” said Founder and Chair of the MSPT Board of Trustees Adrianne Joseph. “We are excited this new agreement will ensure the Library will remain at its current location for another twelve years, in an even more enjoyable space for our community to visit and utilize.”

According to Gloucester, the improvement project’s goal is to modernize the library, making it safer, easier to use, and more accommodating to public needs.

“We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with MSPT and are thrilled with the upcoming investment into our facility,” said Gloucester’s Director of Library Services Diane Rebertus. “We welcome your input and hope the community will help us plan for the future. We need new paint and carpet, but more importantly, we want to know what our patrons would like to see.”

The facility has set up an idea board located near the front entrance of the Main Library for community members to submit their suggestions. The library also welcomes suggestions via Library.Questions@gloucesterva.info or by calling 804-693-2998.

For more updates and information from Gloucester County Main Library, check its Facebook page.

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