Community Charrettes Scheduled
The Library has scheduled a series of charrettes* to begin planning for a permanent home in Hidden Pond Park. These meetings are scheduled to take place 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 1, Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, July 27. The location for the initial meeting will be the Hauppauge High School Commons Area. If you are interested in participating, please contact Matthew Bollerman, Library Director. Attendance is encouraged at all the meetings, as one builds upon the next one, but it is not required. *charrettes are gatherings that result in a tangible work being accomplished. Our hope is that each meeting produces answers to questions needed to design a new library facility.
Sandpebble Builders Hired as Project Managers
The Board of Trustees of the Hauppauge Public Library has contracted with Sandpebble Builders, Inc. of Southampton, NY to be our project managers for building a permanent home at Hidden Pond Park. Sandpebble was selected from a total of five firms who responded to a proposal for project management services. The Board of Trustees interviewed each firm and checked their qualifications. "Sandpebble has shown a history of listening to their client," Board President Steve Bard said, "we feel we have the right advocate for us in getting the project completed on time and on budget." Since starting in 1975, Sandpebble has been involved in many successful projects including the Westhampton Free Library and the Longwood Public Library. The Board of Trustees has begun a process of assembling the design team: architects, engineers, and designers. A series of public meetings are being planned for Spring 2013 to invite the community to share their goals for the project and then to share their design ideas. Should you like to be involved in this process, please contact the Library Director, Matthew Bollerman at 631-979-1600, email@example.com or via twitter @bollermn
On February 11, 2011 the Library purchased an acre of land in Hidden Pond Park from the Town of Islip. In the future this will enable the Library to establish a permanent home in an economically favorable and aesthetically pleasing environment. Look for announcements of upcoming Permanent Home Committee meetings in the Fall!
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