Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library (Hamilton Co.)
The Long Lake Library (now known as the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library) received $74,880 from the $14 Million Public Library Construction Grant Program to expand their current library building to provide considerable upgrades for disabled patrons. A heated (for snow and ice removal), well lit, concrete ramp will replace the current wooden structure. Vinyl coated rails will correct the problem of splinters for those who use the wooden rails for assistance. Spacious turning radii will allow for easy maneuverability and a remote power door opening device will eliminate the need of trying to gain access with wheel chairs at the door. The new vestibule will not only provide an inviting open entry to the library but also provides much needed space for a multitude of functions. An interior book drop will replace the present outdoor unit, an improvement for patrons and staff. The rear addition will provide much needed space for desk top computer services and a dedicated Reference Material location.
The project is now completed with a new disabled entrance, reading room, office space and board room, all of which fully integrated into the historic original building.
Above: upgrades to the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library provide increased access. Click on any of the above images to see a larger version.