VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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VMC Library has progressed tremendously and already looks outstanding. VPL is excited about all the work that’s been done and looks forward to revealing the final project to the community.

Most millwork has now been installed along with the required electrical connections. Several shelves have been installed and library equipment will be installed shortly.

VMC Express millwork was installed on the East side.
VMC Express view from inside toward Apple Mill Road.

Installation of signage is also underway, external signage at the main entrance points has now been installed and internal signage installation is expected to be completed soon.

External signage was installed at West Entrance.

The newest addition to VMC’s sensory list of items has now also arrived.  The Hip Hop Activity Box is designed to enhance the sensory experience for children by encouraging movement, creativity, composition, and listening through meaningful activities.

Hip Hop Activity Box.

Carrville Library Project Update

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Following the groundbreaking event on June 8, the contractor has since mobilized, and excavation and construction of building foundations are now in full swing.

Drone View of the current state of activities on site.
Excavation and foundation work in progress.

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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Bathurst Clark Resouce Library’s renovation project officially began in mid-September. The scope of the project will include the addition of six new parking spots, the addition of designated drop off and pick up locations, improvements and resurfacing of the west and north parking lots, the addition of new multipath to the western part of the parking lot and inclusion of new street furniture in the front of the library. 

View of the main entrance from Clark Ave.

The current phase 1 activity is focused on work taking place in the south parking lot, including excavation and disposal of asphalt and base layer; new trench drain installation off Clark entrance; directional boring for conduits to new pole light and EV charging stations; place and compact subgrade surface; installation of new concrete curbs; signage installation; new asphalt and line painting.

View from Library’s main entrance into the parking lot.

Phase 2 will see similar activities being completed in the north parking lot. Phase 3 will consist of landscaping work and is expected to progress from December through April.