North Scituate, RI – E.W. Burman, Inc. is underway with an addition and renovation project at the North Scituate Public Library, designed by Lerner | Ladds + Bartels Architects of Rhode Island. Construction includes 6,038sf of renovations to the original building and the construction of a 2,000sf addition. This will expand the building for a public program that is open to all community members, from toddlers to seniors.
The new addition provides the facility with a new main entrance to the east elevation allowing the community access from the adjacent street as well a 650sf meeting room for the public. To keep up with the technological needs of the 21st century, a new children’s audio and visual area will be created. This area will allow the children access to state-of-the-arts computers and equipment. A renovated children’s services room allocates the needed space for children’s story times. New offices will also be created for the the director and bookmaker, creating more area for periodicals and media.A newly designed circulation desk creates a pleasant foot traffic flow within the facility, enhancing the center’s floor plan.
This winter season is one of the most unrelenting winters the Northeast has seen in a long time. However, tremendous snow and frigid temperatures has not put the project behind schedule. The library is scheduled for completion in June of 2011.