Guilderland library ready for next chapter

"I think the library is becoming the cultural center of the community," she said.

Sparano said that she also feels that the library doesn't have enough space and supports the expansion, but is worried about the cost.

"Everyone would like to build something with all the bells and whistles, but it might not be fiscally responsible."

Nichols Randall said that to help raise money for the expansion, the Growing for Generations Committee will apply for grants such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority or NYSERDA. The Guilderland Public Library Foundation has also raised $28,000, though that money is not officially for the expansion, yet.

The next step in the process, according to Nichols Randall, is obtaining additional reports, such as a geothermal survey, and organizing focus groups within the community to make sure the public is supportive.

Nichols Randall said the one thing that she would like people to know is, "the trustees, the committee, the staff, the architects and I are just trying to make a wonderful place even better.""

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