Carnegie Library work progresses through winter

Work continues on the Carnegie Library on Patchogue Village's Main Street. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
Work continues on the Carnegie Library on Patchogue Village's Main Street. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

Work continues on the Carnegie Library at Patchogue Village’s Main Street. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

Work on the Carnegie Library, located next to the Sixth Village Court property at 150 W. Main St. in Patchogue Village, continues for the future home of the Patchogue-Medford Library’s Young Adult department.

Library Director Lauren Nichols said the $1.5 million project, funded through a generous benefactor and state construction grants, is currently set for completion around Jan. 2016.

The building currently has temporary electricity and additional work will continue as weather permits. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

The building currently has temporary electricity and additional work will continue as weather permits. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

“There is currently temporary electricity, and we have awarded the gutters and roofing which will start as soon as the weather permits,” Nichols said. “We have been coordinating with the Village on the sewers, and the Domestic Water, Site Sanitary and Site Storm Drainage will also begin when the snow clears.”

Anyone interested in supporting the building’s construction can donate to the Teen Friends of the Library’s penny drive as well as various fundraising events such as book sales. The Friends of the Patchogue-Medford Library have also been matching donations from the Teen Friends group, Nichols said. Fundraisers being held by the latter group are also planned to contribute toward furniture and equipment that patrons will be able to use in the building once major construction finishes.

When finished, the building is set to be the new home of the Young Adult department. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

When finished, the building is set to be the new home of the Young Adult department. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

What are your thoughts or questions on the upcoming Carnegie Library building? Head over to the Patchogue-Medford Library’s Facebook Page, hit Like to get more library updates and talk about it there.

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