Final phase of Utica Public Library's renovation project complete

The third and final phase of the Utica Public Library’s renovation project is now complete.

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 5:32 PM

UTICA – The third and final phase of the Utica Public Library’s renovation project is now complete.

The ribbon was cut Monday on the brand-new Children’s Room at the library. Ruth Shaheen donated $275,000 to the library to move the children’s space from the basement to the first floor.

The rest of the project costs were covered by state funding, money from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, and other donations.

“The space itself has always been awe-inspiring,” said Chris Sagaas, director of the Utica Public Library. “Now that we have a brand-new, modernized, renovated children's room – with natural light, large windows, massive amounts of books, and super creative, attentive staff working with kids – it's a great place to bring your family for free fun.”

Activities will be held almost daily in the Children’s Room this summer.

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