WAYNE — The Cary Memorial Library board of trustees has voted unanimously to approve a final building design.  The board will move ahead on interior design, while continuing fundraising activities.

The architect for the project is Reed and Co. of Portland; construction manager, H. P. Cummings of Winthrop.  Construction has been planned for 2011. “Now that this important decision has been reached, we can start planning construction,” said Ken Bate, Building Committee chairman. 

Following nearly a year of struggling with site difficulties and considering several building configurations, the board has selected a design that resolves the site problems, meets project goals and includes options. 

Judy Danielson, board president, said, “It is our goal to make both floors of our library accessible and also preserve the charm of our community library.” 

The building design includes a narrow addition on the northern end of the building with a handicapped accessible entrance and elevator.  The addition will wrap around to the back of the building and will provide two stories of additional space for expanded technology and computers, programs, cultural and community space.  A handicapped accessible bathroom and improved archival work space will be integrated into the lower level.

A copy of the plan will soon be posted on www.cary-memorial.lib.me.us  and in the main reading room of the library.   

The library has been raising money for several years and nearly $600,000 has been committed to the project.


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