Columbia Public Library announces their new building “Topping Off” event!

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The Board of the Columbia Public Library is pleased to announce that they are ready to mark the halfway point of the library’s expansion project with a “Topping Off” ceremony. The community is invited to attend the event on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Columbia Public Library, 24 South Sixth Street, Columbia, PA 17512. In addition to celebrating progress made with the project, those attending the event will have the opportunity to sign one of the roof trusses before it is placed on the building. The event will also serve as an update on progress that has been made with the construction done by CH&E Construction Company and the Capital Campaign.

Once the trusses are placed, the next portion of the project will focus on Columbia Public Library Framingfinishing the interior of the library. It is also a time for the community to reflect on the progress made with this $2.5 million expansion and to head into the final phase of the construction.

The expansion marks the first major update to the library since 1973. When this latest round of renovations is complete, patrons will enjoy a library that is a vibrant center for community gatherings, with features such as an expanded children’s area, an enlarged circulation area, improved handicap accessibility, and enlarged areas for new books, as well as additional space for increased program growth, enhanced support facilities for staff, defined spaces for treasured artwork displays, and a reading terrace overlooking the neighboring Locust Street Park.

“The Board eagerly anticipates this exciting milestone in our renovation project. We encourage our donors and patrons to attend this event to add their names to the roof trusses and become a permanent part of the Columbia Public Library now and for years to come,” said Columbia Library Board Treasurer Gregg Dubbs.

For more information on how to support this exciting venture, contact:

Robin Gamby

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