Officials from the Norfolk County Public Library (NCPL) and Norfolk County Council celebrated the sod-turning of a $1.7-million expansion of Delhi’s library branch. When the work is finished in summer 2017, Delhi’s library will be nearly twice its current size and will be completely revamped. The new library will have updated technology, a large community meeting room, accessible kitchen, and curved shelves. There will also be an outdoor “reading plaza” in front of the building with cement benches and a reading garden in the back.
The revamped library will give the public more services. The kitchen, for example, will be used for cooking classes and possibly cooking clubs. The meeting room will have large sliding glass doors to seal it off from the rest of the library at night and will be connected to the outside using the current front door. A second room, a quiet study room, will be available for groups of students working on a project together or for tutoring.
Photo below by Scott Northcott
Concept of expansion: