Miller Library to Get Grant-Funded New Carpet
by Staff ◊ Jun 03, 2011
Mayor Scott D. Jackson is very pleased to announce that the Miller Library will be getting a nice facelift in the weeks to come. The Legislative Council approved a request to expend Local Capitol Improvement (LoCIP) grant funds for new carpeting at one of Hamden’s most heavily-trafficked community assets. The Miller Library is the largest and most heavily used Library within the Hamden Library System, serving more than 340,000 people annually. The existing carpet is more than 30 years old and is in great need of replacement. The old carpeting will be removed and replaced with 140 yards of Broadloom carpet and 2,295 yards of carpet tiles for all four levels of the Miller Library. The carpet tile was selected for ease and efficiency of installation, as well as cost efficiency of any partial replacement in the future.
“Utilizing our State grant funds for projects that benefit the entire community is one of the ways that we are working smarter with limited resources to maintain and improve Town services without expending our local tax dollars,” said Mayor Jackson.
Library Director Robert Gualtieri adds, “I know our staff, as well as the public, will be excited about the new look.”
The new carpeting will be installed over the summer months with little to no disruption of regular library activity. The work will be done in stages after regular operating hours and will take approximately four weeks to complete. The Library will not need to close for this project, however access to the public computers may be affected for a very short period and library patrons will be notified in advance of any such occurrence.
For further information, please contact the Miller Library at 203.287.2686.