Guernsey Library Completes $350,000 Project

By: Zachary Meseck

Guernsey Library completes $350,000 project After a four month construction process, Norwich's Guernsey Memorial Library now fully complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act with its new wheelchair lift. (Zachary Meseck photo)

NORWICH – Norwich's Guernsey Memorial Library has been under construction for four months to address changes that needed to be made under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and it announced on Tuesday that the construction is now complete.

According to Guernsey Memorial Library Director Connie Dalrymple, the project cost approximately $350,000, and it was paid for using a combination of money from a New York State Construction Grant, funds left over from previous budget years, and a bequest from the estate of Wilhemina Henly.

"Guernsey Memorial Library is pleased to announce that its recent renovation, addressing Americans With Disabilities Act issues, is now complete," said Dalrymple. "The project started in October 2018 and addressed wheelchair access to the parking lot entrance, and properly accessible restrooms."

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She said four existing restrooms, which had seen no updates since they were created when the building was built, around 1970, were renovated and two restrooms were added, making for three truly ADA accessible restrooms, with access on both floors.

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