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The Harrison Public Library Foundation (“HPLF”) and Harrison Public Library Board of Trustees will share with the community, for the first time, architectural renderings and capital campaign plans for the renovation of the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building.
The reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at the downtown library. The event is open to all Harrison residents free of charge.
In addition, the HPLF will introduce its advisory board and junior committee as well as premier a short video about the project made by local Harrison filmmaker, Tony Coash.
The architectural renderings were created by H3 Hardy Collaboration, a prominent New York City-based architectural firm, and show, in vivid detail, future images of the building exterior, children’s area, teen center, adult reading area, community room and business center.
Margaret Sullivan of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture says:
“We have enjoyed working with an engaged community and an engaged client to envision what a re-invigorated public library can be for the citizens of Harrison," said Margaret Sullivan of H3 Hardy Collaborative Architecture. "Not only will you have a place that offers state-of-the art technology—a must for a library today in this information age—but you will also have warm, inviting, comfortable spaces for adults to relax and study; interactive environments for youth that will serve early childhood literacy; engaging spaces for teens; and flexible community spaces to support a variety of vibrant programming."
The short film features interviews with 14 library users and supporters, including Harrison Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont and Library Director Galina Chernyk.
The film will also be available at www.HPLF.org after the presentation.
Funds for the planned renovation of the Halperin building are being raised by the Harrison Public Library Foundation and the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Fund.
For more information about the HPLF project and how to help, please visit, www.HPLF.org. All are welcome to attend.