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New library taking shape!

From siding to drywall, it’s amazing to see the progress being made on the new library.  Here are a few shots from last week….





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New library gets a roof

Construction workers are well on their way to completing the roof on the new library. The building is going up rapidly. The goal is to get the building covered before the wet winter weather arrives.


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Library walls are going up!

There have been big changes in the last week. Framers have begun to erect the walls and what a difference it has made! You can now get a sense of what the back of the building will look like. This area is where the main adult collections will be housed. There will be comfortable chairs, book displays, and wireless internet throughout.


Looking through the small meeting room and into the general seating area.

Windows in the adult reading area. This will be an area where you can sit in a comfy chair with a great book on a rainy day.


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Working on footings underway

Progress on the new Petersburg Public Library continues. Working on the footings is well underway.  Petersburg’s Concrete Connection has been working hard to provide concrete  for the job.  The catch basins and manholes arrived and are being installed.  Now you’ll start to see more materials arrive on the site for framing.

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Excavation and fill nearly complete

The excavation and fill of the new library is nearly complete. Crews are working additional hours to pour the footings and install water and sewer services.


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The excavation and site work for the new library is on schedule. According to Community Development Director, Leo Luczak  “library excavation and fill is approximately 50% complete. The depth of the muskeg that had to be removed is also about as predicted.”   Utility work will begin when the building pad is completed.  It is anticipated that concrete work will begin in late July. The goal is to have the building enclosed by winter.


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Clearing of the new library site began this week! Petersburg’s Rock-N-Road construction  began excavating the  lot on Wednesday and have been working steadily since.

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