The estimated opening of our new flexible, accessible and sustainable library is by the end of 2026! 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.
Board hires Mary Morrissey Kerwick as capital campaign director to lead the effort to raise the estimated $12 million needed to build and open the new library by the end of 2026.
Board unanimously selects Oudens Ello Architecture to design the new library at 75 Fennell Street.
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.
Board unanimously votes to build a new library on another site.
Board votes to retain the current building regardless of the decision to stay or move.
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.
Board appoints the site committee to evaluate other possible locations.
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.