Key Milestones

We’re excited to see our plans taking shape for a library designed around the needs of our community and built for generations to come. The collective efforts of our community will help determine the ultimate timeline of the new facility at 75 Fennell Street. We’re proud to share key milestones being met on many fronts.

JULY 2024

Development of the schematic design concept begins. Learn more about our design strategy.

NOV 2023

Board unanimously selects LeChase Construction to manage construction of the new library at 75 Fennell Street. Learn about our construction management selection process.

OCT 2023

Initial schematic design completed. Learn about our design strategy.

MAY 2023

Board hires Mary Morrissey Kerwick as capital campaign director to lead the effort to raise the funds needed to build and open the new library by the end of 2026.

JAN 2023

Board unanimously selects Oudens Ello Architecture to design the new library at 75 Fennell Street. Learn about our architect selection process.

OCT 2022

Library purchases 75 Fennell Street property as the site to build a new library.

OCT 2020 – AUG 2021

Board votes to pursue 75 Fennell Street as the site for a new library, negotiates the contract with the Town of Skaneateles and agrees to year-long waiting period to allow Town to move equipment and operations. Learn about our site selection process.

DEC 2019

Board unanimously votes to build a new library on another site.

APR – DEC 2018

Site committee commissions new designs and cost estimates for the current building, providing a renovated and expanded version of the current site to be used during the evaluation process.

JAN 2018

Board appoints the site committee to evaluate other possible locations. Learn about our site selection process.

2014 – 2017

Board performs library building, space and needs assessments; holds community input sessions; produces several versions of renovation/expansion plans for the current building and explores scenarios for relocation.

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