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Archived News Release from 2004

For Immediate Release

City Council Awards Contract for Schaberg Library Renovations

Redwood City, CA - December 7 , 2004 - At its meeting last night the City Council of Redwood City awarded the contract for renovation of the Schaberg Library to Coast Side Associates of Half Moon Bay. Construction is slated to begin after the first of the year, and to take an estimated three months to complete. The project will cost approximately $582,000, funded with the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget.

A large part of the necessary renovation work entails bringing the library into full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project will improve accessibility by providing a ramp entry for the meeting room, replacing a stairway, redesigning and expanding the public restrooms, widening entry doors, and installing new carpeting and paint.

The Library will also take this opportunity to expand the building’s public spaces, increase the number of displays for books and other media, and add more computers and a self-checkout machine. The meeting room downstairs will be refurbished to allow for public meetings and after school homework help. Other necessary work includes asbestos abatement and new landscaping.

“This project will enhance and greatly improve the library for the many, many visitors who make this their primary library facility,” said David Genesy, library director. “We’re now on track for a spring re-opening, and we’re excited to be able to make these improvements to provide a first-rate library for our customers.”

The Schaberg Library, a branch of the Redwood City Public Library system, is a very popular facility, utilized frequently by all ages from infants through senior citizens. City and library staff are looking forward to reopening the revitalized library with a grand opening celebration, welcoming customers who have waited patiently to return to their neighborhood branch library.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” For more information about library events and services you may pick up a calendar in any Redwood City library, visit the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library, or call 780-7026.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact:
Celia LaRiviere
Resource Development Supervisor
(650) 780-7045

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