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Coburn Free Library begins new project

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Construction is expected to be completed June 30 of 2020, this is one of the first big construction projects the library has undergone.

WBNG (OWEGO) -- The Coburn Free Library in Owego started construction on a much anticipated project on Monday.

A new accessibility annex is being added to the building which was built in 1910.

This will allow the library to have an at grade entrance as well as an A-D-A restroom, and an elevator that will provide access to all the floors.

When the library was first built, it didn't have accessibility in mind, this will be the first time the library is fully accessible.

"We have many many different programs here and we feel its important that every person in our community can access our programs, and libraries are such an important hub in the community we want to make sure everyone can get into our doors and enjoy everything we offer." said Meredith Gallaro the Library Director.

Construction is expected to be completed June 30 of 2020, this is one of the first big construction projects the library has undergone.

WBNG Staff

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