It’s finally here: The renovation of the Carnegie Library is finishing up as the historic building’s ribbon cutting arrives this Friday.
In just the past two weeks since our last check-in, the front lawn is now full of grass with a pathway leading straight up to the library’s front doors, trimmed and hedged with lawn edgers, the back exit out of the basement of the building has been added and pavement has been placed on the wheelchair ramp that leads up into the main entrance on the side facing the Sixth District Court.
The restored building will be taking its first set of visitors as part of Friday’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at the Carnegie Library’s new home located at the intersection of West Avenue and West Main Street in Patchogue Village. The event is open to the public, running from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting itself happening at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
The $1.5 million project is becoming the new home of the library’s Young Adult department, which will start moving into the space later this year.
Check out photos from our Wednesday visit below, and get ready to celebrate the Carnegie Library’s re-birth and return to being a library.