Sno-Isle Libraries, in partnership with City of Edmonds, will begin construction on the Edmonds Library as early as this week. This significant remodel of the 17,566 sq ft library will follow an aggressive construction schedule to complete construction in late 2023.
Following a competitive bidding process, Sno-Isle Libraries awarded Faber Construction the contract for construction. The community will notice visible activity onsite as Faber begins remodeling the library. The Edmonds Library is being remodeled and modernized following a catastrophic flooding of 60,000 gallons of water on June 23, 2022.
“We recognize our Edmonds community is anxiously awaiting the return of their beloved library. Sno-Isle Libraries is also very eager to welcome our community back into the library. Although planning for this complex infrastructure project has taken longer than we anticipated, it will be worth the wait as we create something truly special for our community,” said Lois Langer Thompson, Sno-Isle Libraries executive director.
Sno-Isle Libraries will be investing at least $2.5 million dollars into the Edmonds Library restoration and modernization project. The project hit a key milestone to move forward with the co-approval of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) on May 2, 2023, between the Edmonds City Council and Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. This agreement defines the scope of the project and outlines funding by the two parties.
The Edmonds Library restoration and modernization project will be a reimagined space for Edmonds to read, gather, learn, and play. The community will have a new gathering and community meeting room, study space, and an enhanced and interactive children’s area.
“Our community is so excited to have access to their library and the new space will surely become a treasured gathering place for all. Getting to this point has taken a lot of effort from both Sno-Isle Libraries and our City staff. Throughout this complex situation, our partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries has been strengthened and we thank them for their hard work on the library project,” said Mike Nelson, Edmonds Mayor.
Sno-Isle Libraries will continue to serve our Edmonds Community at the current pop-up space in the Plaza Room through early June. This summer customers will be able to access limited library services onsite in a temporary space in the parking lot and can also stop by a neighboring library or visit sno-isle.org.
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