In 2019, after years of planning, Garden Home Community Library embarked on an expansion project to double the size of our space. The project was designed by BBL Architects and contracted out to Russell Construction. On Saturday, June 29th, the library celebrated its Expansion Celebration with a party, delicious cake made by the folks at Garden Home Marketplace, and a ribbon cutting by Don Dunbar, former Principal of Garden Home School. Enjoy some photos of the renovation process and celebration, and stop by today to see our new and improved space!
Room 6 before the expansion began.
Demolition has begun, connecting room 6 to the existing library space through 2 bathrooms.
The bathrooms have been demolished, connecting them to Room 6 next to the existing library space.
The new children’s area at the north end of Room 6.
This will be the new family restroom in the children’s area.
Future DVD collection space
This is the wall separating the current library space from the expansion. Say goodbye- it’s going away in April!
Looking south from the future children’s area.
A view toward the future Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction sections.
The new restroom has been walled in.
New paint on the walls and carpet on the floor.
The wall between the current library and the expansion is GONE.
The doorway into the new Tech Service workroom.
Katrina and the new work-in-progress children’s area layout.
The new Story Corner, temporarily being used as storage.
What used to be the children’s area looking toward Adult Nonfiction. Will soon be the location of some of our public computers and Local Art feature wall.
Staff-side view of the new wall behind the circulation desk. Our expanded staff workroom includes a desk for every full-time staff member!
View looking north along the length of the library from the new circulation desk.
The main library entrance, on the south end of THPRD Garden Home Rec Center.
Board Members Anna Heinrich and Martie Lewis selling library swag at the party.
Library staff members Casey Landau and Jocelyn Santos at the circulation desk.
Board Member Denise Wolfe plays Vanna White at the prize spinner
Library Director Molly Carlisle
Former Garden Home School Principal Don Dunbar joined us to cut the ribbon.
Director Molly Carlisle and her daughter assist in the ribbon cutting
The bakery department at Garden Home Marketplace made this delicious cake for the festivities!
Board Member Dawn Bloechel and Staff Member Heather Waisanen serve cake and lemonade.
Staff Members Julie Winczewski and Jocelyn Santos at the circulation desk.