There’s a library in Medford?
Not yet! The Medford Branch is a work in progress. It will be a 5000 square foot branch providing increased access to library services for Patchogue-Medford residents.
Where is it going to be?
When will it be done?
The plan is to break ground in December 2021. The actual construction process is estimated to take about a year to complete.
I have questions/comments/concerns.
We want to hear from you! Please contact the Library’s director, Danielle Paisley.
The Library Board and staff have been busy making plans for the future, including making a library in Medford. One of the most frequent questions we get is, “When will the Medford Branch will be open?” We are excited to let you know that a timeline is in place to take the project from concept to the finish line. The basic timeline moving forward is approximately 18-24 months. We anticipate sending the design plans to the NY State Education Department by early summer. Once they approve the plans, the bid process begins. The public bidding process will end with awards going to the lowest responsible bidders, and the actual construction process is estimated to take about a year to complete. A virtual public meeting is scheduled for January 25 at 7 pm at which time H2M Architects will walk through the plans for the facility. With a limited budget and many changes and obstacles due to Covid, we move forward taking these challenges into consideration. The link to the virtual call is below. Please call the Library prior to the call if you need technical help connecting. It’s our pleasure to help you. Continue to visit the website for the latest information. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the library director, Danielle Paisley, at 631-654-4700, ext. 300.
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The Library Board continues on a path to build a 5000 square foot branch in the Medford Athletic Complex on Horseblock Road in Medford. The Town of Brookhaven has leased the property to the Library at no cost, and the Medford Hamlet Foundation has generously donated $1.6 million towards the construction of the Library. The total project is projected at $2.5-3 million. The Library Board has committed $1 million from capital reserves to complete the project and was recently recommended to receive NYS construction aid in the amount of approximately $88,000. Please see the information below for the approximate location at the park and first sketch of the interior layout of the building. This is a first draft used to spark conversation and discussion, and changes will be made as we hear suggestions and continue to listen to the community. Updates for the project will be posted here on the website after each board meeting. Please reach out to the Director at x300 for any questions regarding this exciting new project.