Library kickoff event planned

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library’s Capital Campaign will host a renovation kickoff celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the historic Carnegie Library, 58 E. Fulton St., according to a news release.

The event is open to all Capital Campaign supporters, library patrons and community members who would like to walk through the vacant building one last time before the extensive renovations begin. The library began a Capital Campaign in 2014 to modernize and expand the library, which was built in 1904 and has never been significantly renovated. The campaign, sponsored by the Gloversville Library Foundation, began raising funds four years ago to upgrade all systems, including replacing the original 110 year-old furnace and providing access to all levels by adding an elevator. The renovation includes a 6,000 square foot youth center devoted to a children’s library and will include, for the first time, a dedicated teen area, the news release stated.

There will be a short presentation, architectural plans will be available, and the floor will be taped to show the new layout. The event is free of admission and light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Gloversville Public Library, visit, the news release stated.

By Patricia Older

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