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Boardman Library in Line for Renovation Project

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BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will review renovating the Boardman branch following approval Tuesday by its board of trustees’ building and sites committee of a proposal by Olsavsky Jaminet Architects.

Renovations on the Boardman branch, built in 1992, are part of the Public Library’s strategic plan. The project cost is estimated at $637,000, which has been set aside for the work.

“The Library has been planning this renovation for a few years now, and this is a project we could complete before we turn our attention to larger building projects,” says Heidi Daniel, library executive director.

The plan includes using spaces within the Boardman branch in a way that is flexible and lends itself to change easily, according to Daniel.

“Besides the less glamorous items, like addressing deficiencies with the fire system and updating the restrooms, the Boardman library is ready to be brought into the 21st century,” she continues. “We want to focus on adding spaces for new technology and technology training, spaces for groups to gather and improve the amenities for children and families. We aim to update the collection and how it is housed and displayed.”

The architect’s proposal (CLICK HERE) will be available at the library’s website in the next few days. The public is invited to view the proposal, once it is posted, and provide input at the email address and phone number which will be included on the web page.

PICTURED: Architect’s rendering of how some of the library’s space would be renovated.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.