Tyrone-Snyder Public Library Board approves floor plans for new Library

In their monthly meeting, the Tyrone-Snyder Library Board of Directors approved floor plans for their new Library on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street.
The new Library will be 7,700 square feet.
“We originally had plans for a 9,000 square foot Library,” said Chuck Banas, spokesman for the Library Board. “With the floor plans being 7,700 square feet, it still gives us room to expand if we need to. Reducing the size didn’t hurt the plans as the 7,700 square feet is about double the current Library space.”
Banas said that the Library would not be affected by the change in dimentions.
“We cut some of the storage and made the conference room smaller than the original plans,” said Banas. “This in no way will detract from the Library. We are looking to better utilize the space with shelving and wall usage.”
Next week the Library Board expects to get the final results of the Structural Analysis and Outside Evaluation Plan. When those two reports are finalized, the Board will call a special meeting to vote on the plans.
If those plans are approved, they will be sent to the Department of Labor and Industry for their approval.
“When we get everything finalized, we hope to have Jeff Long get started putting a roof on the facility. We still hope to have it under roof this fall.”
The new 7,700 square foot Library will cost an estimated $625,000.
In other Library news, the used book sale raised $593.57. There are still openings for the Fall Story Hours. To reserve a spot, call 684-1133. The Library started a book reading program with the residents of Tyrone Colonial Courtyard which was well received. The Library has joined in the Upward Bound program with Mount Aloysius College.
The Board also was notified that the final Financial Audit of the Library was received from K&K Accounting of Altoona. The audit showed that the Library was in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles through the end of the fiscal year of June 30, 2002. A copy of the audit was forwarded to the Commonwealth.