Northfield Public Library Update

West side of library along Division Street
Northfield City staff met on Friday, May 8th with the architectural team of RoehrSchmitt and Rothholz Architecture and Design to review cost estimates from the project consultants for the Library Improvement Project. At this time the construction costs is within $168,000 of the construction estimate given in January 2015; cost increases can be attributed in large part to the increases in building materials, including concrete, steel and windows in an active Minnesota state construction season. City staff continues to refine additional project costs that impact the overall project of $2.59 million through a separate review process.
 
The Library Improvement Project timeline is expected to go to bid for construction by June 17th, which moves the date for opening the renovated space to mid March, 2016.  The current library will open its temporary library site in City Hall on July 13th, after which the library at 210 Washington Street will close.  Staff and volunteers will then pack the majority of the library's materials for storage and removal to an off-site location.
 
The Summer Reading Program will begin Monday, June 8th via Booker, the Northfield Book Bus at parks throughout Northfield. 
 

Teresa Jensen, Director of Library and IT Services
City of Northfield
210 Washington Street