Beverly library looks to renovate space for teens

March 25, 2017 by  

The Beverly Public Library recently announced that its Teen Room Renovation and Expansion Project will be a major effort at fundraising that will provide the teenagers of Beverly with improved spaces in the Library.

As part of the project, resources for collaboration, study, educational, and recreational programs will be enhanced and additional space provided for the growing teen book collection. The goal is to raise $75,000 for the project, and the Friends of the Beverly Public Library has already raised $10,000 towards that goal. All proceeds from the Spring Book Sales to be held by the Friends next Saturday, April 1, will also go towards the project.

A charging station, additional electrical outlets, new furniture for more study and seating space, and new paint and carpeting with a fresh new color scheme will also be part of the renovation. Surrounding the enlarged Teen Room will be a soundproof glass partition so that programs for teenagers can be held in the room. Bookshelves will be relocated for expansion of the teen collection.

Construction is planned to begin by the summer of next year, with a completion date expected by the end of the year.

The Library might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to promote the project by means of flyers and posters in order to raise funds in a timely fashion.