The bulk of the project will be focused in the Annex. This significant historical structure has been underutilized because major renovations are necessary to bring it up to code. This project will improve accessibility by adding an elevator, ramps, stairways, and additional bathrooms. Cheshire TV, the Library’s current tenant, will move to the second floor, which will also be the site of a new multi-purpose meeting and performing arts space. Heberton Hall and the kitchen will be upgraded.
The outside envelope – exterior walls, windows, and roof – will be restored and improved. Much of the first floor will be converted to flexible meeting rooms that can be configured to suit many audiences, and will accommodate the technology of today and tomorrow.