AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Avon-by-the Sea Public Library will soon have a new and unique update, making the facility more accessible to visitors with the installation of an ADA exterior glass elevator.
Although ground has not been broken on the municipal project yet, the borough is now accepting bids from prospective contractors to complete the installation of the elevator.
“We are proud to be able to finally complete our journey in making the library accessible to all after many attempts and re-creation of spaces,” said Sheila Watson, the library’s director.
The total project amount is $350,000 according to Ms. Watson, and the funding comes from the Library Construction Bond Act and the matching funding is from the Department of Community affairs.
As a result of the 2021 Book Fair, The Friends of the Library made $2,407 which will also be used to fund the project.
The library, built in 1916 and located at 500 Garfield Ave., is a two-story building with two sets of stairs leading to the building’s main level entrance. Inside of the building, there is a downstairs area where library programs are held such as story-time.
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