The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, announces several upcoming projects that will make visits to the Library more convenient and safe, while also making the grounds more inviting and useful. Funding for the projects will come from a $158,000 grant from the New York State Public Library Construction Grant Program and from the Library’s capital reserves.
Perhaps most important to library users is the expansion of the parking lot, in partnership with the Village of Warwick. The expansion will more than double the size of the existing parking lot. A construction manager will be on-site to minimize disruption to library users. Nonetheless, occasionally some parking spaces in the lower parking lot will be inaccessible. Library staff members will be encouraged to carpool or walk to the Library, and patrons are encouraged to do likewise when and if possible. Extra care and caution will be necessary for the duration of construction, which is expected to be completed at the end of June.
Outdoor Gardens & New Walkways
Simultaneous with the parking lot expansion, the outdoor grounds behind the library building will be enhanced as well. A 70 foot patio will be installed along the wall for seating, concerts and other outdoor performances. The grounds will be terraced for audience seating.
Finally, access to the grounds will be improved by the addition of two new walkways. A grass path with solar lighting will extend from the back of the new parking lot to the back of the building, offering a more enjoyable route for walkers. In addition, a handicap-accessible paved sidewalk will be installed, extending from the sidewalk on McFarland Dr. to the existing concrete pad behind the building.
For more information on these projects call Rosemary Cooper, the Library Director, at 986-1047, ext. 6.