Photo: GPL Groundbreaking

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Digging in: Guilderland Public Library leaders symbolically broke ground on Thursday on a $9 million expansion and renovation slated for completion in the fall of 2021. The library will remain open and now offers browsing in the Normanskill Room and curbside pick-up. The project will add 6,400 square feet including spaces for teens and children. The building, which opened in 1992, will have a new sprinkler system, renovated bathrooms, and a café. From left are project architect Meghan Brennen, Butler Rowland Mays Architects, LLP; project supervisor Kirk Endres, Turner Construction Company; President Kaitlin Downey, Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees; GPL Trustee Barbara Fraterrigo; Executive Director Tim Burke, Upper Hudson Library System; GPL Trustee Barry L. Nelson; GPL Trustee Peter Hubbard; Director Tim Wiles, Guilderland Public Library; GPL Trustee Nareen Rivas; Executive Director Danielle Walsh, Guilderland Chamber of Commerce; GPL Trustee Marcia Alazraki; Guilderland Supervisor Peter Barber; GPL Trustee Cathy Barber; and New York State Senator George Amedore.