Expansion and Renovation Project

Phase 1

Our Phase 1 construction project is complete!  (To view videos of the progress, visit our YouTube channel!)  We celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 30th.  Members of the community enjoyed delicious refreshments, and we received a certificate from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured from left to right: Town of Southeast Council members John Lord & Lynne Eckhardt, Brewster Village Trustees George Gaspar & Mary Bryde, Library Board members Karen DeSantis & Robert Gosselink, Library Director Gina Loprinzo, Chamber of Commerce Director Rose Aglieco, Library Trustees Kevin Finnegan, Margaret Bruen & Peter Carey, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell.  Photo credit – R. Loprinzo

Phase 2

On November 7th, 2017, the community passed the proposition to move ahead with Phase 2 of the Library Board’s plan to double the size of the library. This expansion will include a community room to accommodate up to 50 people, private study rooms, and an ADA compliant elevator and restrooms – all while respecting and retaining the historic façade of the building and the main Reading Room.

The next step for this phase is for construction documents to be drawn up by the library’s architects.  Over the coming months, we will be providing more information as it becomes available.

What will the library look like when the project is completed?

The library will be double the size of the existing building.  The interior will be renovated, and have updated electrical and HVAC systems; however, we will respect and retain the historic aspect of the library’s facade and the David D. Bruen Reading Room on the upper level.  Click here to view the suggested floor plan for the upper level, and here for the lowel level.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions, you may contact Library Director, Gina Loprinzo by phone at (845) 279-6421 or email at director@brewsterlibrary.org.