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Selden Building Update

Selden Building Update

We’re excited to announce the start of renovations at our Selden location. Work will take place during the summer months and the remodel of the building will create a streamlined user-friendly layout and design.

Visitors will be greeted by a new entrance, re-positioned for more convenient access in and out of the building. In addition, the new lobby will be designed to support the library’s current self-service circulation model and will include a 24 hour drive up material return. Adult and Youth Services will also receive upgrades including additional space for programs and collections.

Check this page to see updates on what’s going on with the project.

Project FAQ

When will construction take place?
Construction will begin in mid-June and the projected scope of work will take approximately 6 months to complete.

Will patrons have access to library services at Selden during construction?
Yes, with the exception of the weekend of June 10th and 11th. After that, and throughout the initial phase of construction, there will be a temporary point of service at the Selden location where patrons will be able to request items, pick up reserves, register for programs, and speak with a reference librarian. Fax/copier services will also be available. During this phase of construction, patrons will need to enter the library parking lot from the entrance on Middle Country Road because the entrance on North Bicycle Path will be closed.

What about programs?
Library programs that would have been held at Selden during this period will be held at the Centereach building instead.

Will my taxes go up?
No.

How is it being paid for?
The project is being realized through prudent financial planning and funds that were allocated to the library’s capital reserves.

How will the library be improved?

  1. Entrance
    • Re-positioning of the main entrance closer to the visitor parking lot
  2. Lobby
    • Redesign to support the library’s current self-service circulation model
    • Drive up material return, available 24 hours a day
    • Vending and coffee station
  3. Youth Services Department (Lower Level)
    • New children’s programming room and bathroom
    • Designated teen computers and teen seating area
    • Direct access to the Teen Resource Lounge
  4. Adult Services (Upper Level)
    • Three small meeting rooms and bathroom
    • Additional public computers
    • Area for Miller Business Collection

Who can I contact if I have any questions?
For more information, please contact Ryan Gessner at gessnerryan@mcplibrary.org, or Tracy LaStella at lastellatracy@mcplibrary.org, or call 631-585-9393.

 

Architect’s Renderings of the Project