This past Saturday the Jackson Memorial Library staff and volunteers got a look at JML’s future home when they toured the building that was the home of the former Grace Youth Center. Inside rooms were still being framed out, but one could imagine the new layout which will include a spacious Community Room with a kitchen, gallery space, Children’s Room and Media/Teen Room on the main floor. The front of the building has been extended to create a welcoming entranceway and space for the new collection and the circulation desk and staff area. An elevator will be installed as well to provide easy access to the lower level, which will house the adult stacks and the book store.
Pictured are photos Maine Coast Construction Senior VP Mark De Michele snapped during the tour.
After seeing the new space Library Director Yvonne Gloede commented, “As a community we are incredibly fortunate to benefit from the gracious gift of this building from the Grace Foundation. Now that we see the space taking shape, we realize that this gift will allow the library to serve more members of the community in new ways and become an ever more valuable asset to the Town of St. George.”
Starting in the fall of 2012, Maine Coast Construction has been renovating the former Grace Youth Center in Tenants Harbor to be St. George’s new library. The building is only five-years-old and is over 9,000 square feet situated on 8 acres of land. It is located right next to the St. George School at 71 Main Street.