Groundbreaking For Major Bayard Library Expansion Wednesday

Silver City – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will be in Bayard, NM Wednesday to take part in a groundbreaking for the expansion of Bayard's public library.

USDA provided a $370,000 loan/grant package to pay for the expansion of the library. The funding is part of a million dollar expansion to the library which includes funds from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the State of New Mexico.

The funding for this project made by USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities program comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

The expansion of the library will include a 3,400 square foot single story building addition to the existing library which will house the librarian's office, reception desk, new restrooms, new reading areas, a children's study area, computer study areas, and a multi-function room.

The existing library will also see improvements including new interior lighting, new floors, wall finishes, new roofing and new exterior doors and windows. New furniture and book stacks will also be purchased for the facility. Other site improvements include an outdoor reading patio, new exterior sidewalks, new parking, including ADA accessible parking and access ramps and landscaping in front and back.

Wednesday October 13, 2010
5:00 PM

What? Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development State Director will present a certificate of funding obligation and participate in a ground breaking ceremony with Bayard Mayor Charles Kelley to celebrate the expansion of the Bayard Library.

Where? City of Bayard Library 1120 Central Avenue, Bayard, NM 88023