New Teen Space Coming to Pawling Library

Off-Hours Construction Begins this Month

Construction on the new Teen Space at the Pawling Library begins this month.

JPL Glass and Storefronts of Pawling will begin off-hours construction of the glass-enclosed room within a portion of the existing Donaldson Wing. The new space will not only provide access to computers designated especially for teen use, but will also provide this active group with a special sound-dampening space to meet, plan, play, and socialize while preserving use of the library’s main reading room for those patrons who come to the library for quiet reading. The Pawling Library has applied for a New York State Library Construction Grant to cover costs of the project, and a recently received Bullet Aid Grant from State Senator Terrence Murphy will help defray the cost of six new computers for this area.

During this project, construction noise will not interrupt the relative quiet at the library. However, a certain level of debris and dust will be inevitable. The Library Board of Trustees and Library Director Brian Avery apologize for any inconvenience as they try to keep disruptions at a minimum. In the meantime, library staff and patrons alike are looking forward to this new, enclosed interior space for teens.