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Monday, May 15, 2017

Open house scheduled for May 24 to review library designs

An open house will be held at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley to review the schematic design for the library's upcoming renovation. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. County staff and consultants will be available to show the schematic design and answer questions.
 
Galaxie Library, which opened in 1990, has had several small renovations but not a full remodel. In September 2016, a needs assessment was completed with a public survey, a staff survey, and an assessment of the building. This information was used to identify space needs and to develop several design options. It was determined no addition to the library is needed. The Board of Commissioners selected a design option that includes a multipurpose lab, a relocated drive-up book drop, an enhanced children's area, and an updated staff work space with an automated book handling system.
 
The next step of the planning process is the schematic design phase. A more developed floor plan, 3D drawings and concept images will all be available to view at the open house. 
 
The library renovation will be done in several phases to allow for a smaller space to remain open during construction. This temporary space will serve library and law library visitors. It will be open until the main renovations are completed and then will be incorporated into the new plan. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2017 and will last about nine months.
 
For more information, contact Andrea Weber, senior project manager, by email at andrea.weber@co.dakota.mn.us or 651-438-4357. More information can also be found at www.dakotacounty.us./library.

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