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Harrison Library Asks Town for Feedback Monday

HARRISON, N.Y. - The Harrison Public Library will continue to gauge public interest about what residents think of the center's services, programming and facilities when its Board of Trustees holds an open discussion Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trustees and staff members will be in attendance.

The Library is also planning wide distribution of a Harrison survey asking detailed opinions on the Library. The results will be evaluated by the Trustees and shared with consultants H3Hardy for input into its study of the proposed revitalization of the downtown library building .

New Library Director Galina Chernykh has also been asking residents for input as the library continues to reinvent itself.

"Our current facilities are outdated and we want to change that," Diane Sammons, president of the Board of Trustees, said. “The downtown library is located in a 1961 building, which desperately needs to be updated.”

Sammons said the building lacks adequate space for children and adequate soundproofing that would allow adults and children to share the Library at the same time. The Trustees said they hope to modernize the building’s mechanical and electrical systems so additional computers and better lighting can be installed.

Library consultants from H3Hardy will expand efforts to improve the facility to all Harrison residents at the forum on Sept. 19. This firm is nationally recognized for planning and designing community spaces, including libraries.

What would you like to see from the Harrison library? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter . E-mail town reporter Phil Corso at PCorso@TheDailyHarrison.com .

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