After 52 years of employing the exact same home furniture, the Greensburg Hempfield Space Library is finding a refresh.
Workers of the downtown Greensburg library on Thursday early morning gathered at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, wherever they hauled away more than 80 donated parts of furnishings to be made use of at the library, which is going through renovations. Furnishings at the library has not been replaced considering that 1969.
“This great donation of tables, chairs and study carrels from UPG is a great addition to the library,” mentioned Jamie Falo, library director. “The home furniture will enhance the enhancements to the newly up-to-date house and will offer neighborhood customers a relaxed area when visiting the library.”
In all, the library is established to acquire 12 tables, 60 chairs, pinwheel analyze carrels — tables with partitions that will be converted into pc stations — and delicate, upholstered chairs for the children’s location.
The donated furnishings was applied at Millstein Library on Pitt-Greensburg’s campus. That facility will obtain made use of household furniture from Hillman Library on the Oakland campus, which is undergoing renovations, together with new home furniture, in accordance to spokeswoman Susan Isola.
The donated furniture will be utilized at the Greensburg Hempfield Region Library following renovations are finish in four to six months.
Enhancements becoming designed to the library incorporate updating mechanical, electrical and plumbing facets of the setting up fixing the roof and front stairs repointing brick on the outdoors introducing two new circulation desks and bringing the library into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The expense of the renovations is getting covered by a grant from the Business of Commonwealth Libraries, the point out Office of Instruction and from dollars supplied by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. On the other hand, the grant does not deal with the cost of home furniture.
Falo mentioned she was in the process of gathering information for a further grant when she gained a contact from Joe Bleehash, director of facilities and operations with Pitt-Greensburg, asking if she had use for the home furniture. Immediately after seeing it at Millstein Library, Falo said she was “very pleased and content with the situation.”
Greensburg Hempfield Area Library personnel took the furnishings to Initially Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, the place it will be saved until the renovations are full.
“Pitt-Greensburg is enthusiastic to be capable to share these resources with the library so that their patrons can get a lot of much more decades of use out of them and it can provide the county,” Isola said.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Overview personnel author. You can get hold of Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .