5th st. facade stairs May 2104

Construction Update – end August 2014

When Is The Library Moving?

The answer is June 2015, a short nine months from now.

We’re Making Progress

5th st. facade stairs May 2104

Construction May 2014

fifth st entrance construction Hudson Area Library 08/18/2014

Construction August 2014

5th st. facade construction August 2014

Construction August 2014

courtesy Dan Region

5th St facade 2012 – photo by Dan Region

Entrance to the Library

5th Street Entrance Hudson Area LibraryEarlier, plans called for the entrance to the library to be on State St. Over the winter of 2014 the Galvan Foundation and the Library decided to make changes in the design that would take advantage of the existing main entrance to the Armory from Fifth St and expand the library to include all of the space on the first floor. The other planned uses of the three story front portion of the Armory, The Hudson Senior Center on the second floor and Perfect Ten Afterschool on the third floor, will share the entrance hall and have access to the elevator. The library’s Community Room (on the right as seen from the street) will continue to be available for non-library events when the library is closed.

Entry Improvements

Work continues on the Fifth St entrance. Much of the concrete work for the fencing and entry way is complete. Drainage work is likewise done. Lighting improvements are underway. Finally the reconstruction of the stairs and exterior portico with the completion of the access ramp are next.

Demolition of the 1950s Garage

garage demolition rear of Armory 08162014The garage that had been added to the back of the Armory during the 1950s has been demolished.