Sunday, September 22, 2013

Library Begins Work On Main Street Building

The library will begin it's rehab of the building on Main Street in Phoenicia this week, very exciting. Here is the message sent to me by the library's director, Liz Potter.

We’ve got some exciting news

Because of your support, it’s finally happening!
This Monday, September 28th Harmony Builders will begin demolition at our 48 Main Street library.  Burned furniture will be discarded and charred sheet rock and beams removed.  Our beloved Main Street library will be made clean and ready for construction, which will begin immediately following in mid-October. 

Construction will take 8-10 months.  What remains of the old building will be completely redone, a two-story addition will be created, a ramp and elevator built.  Then interior essentials, such as shelving and new furniture, will be added.  We anticipate welcoming you into our new building next summer.
To learn more about our plans or to make a contribution to help us in the final leg of our fundraising, please go to:
We’ve been amazingly fortunate thus far, raising $620,000 through grants, insurance and individual donations.  But we have $180,000 more to raise.  So please consider giving at this exciting time as we start our rebuild.
This is a very good moment for us to express our gratitude to you, our community, for all your patience as we recovered from the fire.  You always encouraged us, kept us going, spoke and wrote on our behalf at town meetings, made donations, volunteered, and again and again, made us realize WHY it is so important to build an even better library. 

We can’t thank you enough.
On behalf of the trustees and staff of the library,
Liz Potter
Director, Phoenicia Library
PS. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at and I will respond right away.