GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library in Greencastle has kicked off a capital campaign for a proposed $1.2 million renovation and expansion project.
The proposed project will help make the facility "future ready," library association president Kay Witmer said.
"It's really a necessity," Witmer said. "We've worked hard to come up with a plan that will give us what we need for the future."
Plans for improvements to the existing structure include updating the heating and air conditioning systems, upgrading existing windows and lighting and improving the electrical system in an effort to increase energy efficiency and decrease utility costs, Witmer said.
The proposed design also involves expanding the current structure to include a new lobby with an elevator and additional handicapped-accessible restrooms to bring the library into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The two-story addition includes an expanded children's program area on the main floor and a community room with a kitchenette. The community room will also have a separate entrance, allowing it to be used when the library is closed. The expansion also includes a redesigned space for computers and a teen study area and expansion to the current parking lot.