Work on the Carnegie Library is brewing away, and you can join in on the restoration effort with your morning cup of coffee.
While anyone has been able to contribute to the ongoing construction for the upcoming home of the Young Adult department, Patchogue-Medford Library is also teaming up with Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Company to offer a special custom blend of coffee called the “Library Blend.”
The idea, which was thought of by librarian Ericka Carey, pairs up the ground coffee with a mug that is being sold at the library. The coffee is a medium Brazilian and Columbian blend put together by Roast manager Tiffany Rivera and staffer Sara Guido as well as taste-tested by librarians, reports Greater Patchogue. All proceeds of the blend, which comes in a coffee/mug gift combo will benefit the restoration.
Librarian Laura Accardi said that the coffee is being ground daily at Roast to keep up with demand, with contributions currently totaling over $800 as of this writing.
Regarding the ongoing work over at the Carnegie that the coffee supports: Brick work has begun on the exterior of the historic building, said Project Manager Jack Sandezer from The Facilities Management Group. New windows will be part of the building, and preparations for ordering them are currently being finalized.
In addition, Sandezer said the electric has begun to get roughed in, the fire sprinkler and plumbing will have their rough-ins soon, stairs and stair parts are being ordered and the wheelchair lift will be manufactured soon as some of its final measurements have been taken.
Work on Carnegie Library’s $1.5 million restoration is continuing into 2016. The new building is currently estimated to have a spring 2016 opening at its location on the corner of W. Main Street and West Avenue in Patchogue Village, Library Director Lauren Nichols said.
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