Evergreen Branch Expansion
Evergreen Branch Launches!
The Evergreen Branch launched on December 6th at 2pm with a ribbon cutting, attended by community members and City administration, including Mayor Cassie Franklin.
It brings us much joy to provide expanded space, access, service, books and materials for all, to learn and explore new heights previously unreachable.
Click through the images in the Flickr album below to see the construction and remodeling progress!
Evergreen Branch Expansion Updates
December 10, 2018
At its Nov. 28 meeting, the Everett City Council approved the funding for the expansion project. Council awarded the construction contract to Faber Construction Co., which submitted the lowest bid in a competitive process. Dykeman Architects is responsible for the library's remodel and expansion design.
Evergreen Branch library customers are encouraged to use the Main Library, located at 2702 Hoyt Ave., during the branch closure. The last day for customers to check out items or pick up held materials from the Evergreen Branch library will be on Dec. 24. After that time, any unclaimed holds will be transferred to the Main Library for pickup.
The Evergreen Branch book drop will remain open until Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at 8 p.m. After that time, customers will need to return library materials to the Main Library.
The Evergreen Branch library staff, programs, and services will transfer to the Main Library during the construction closure. Programs such as children's story times, adult film, craft, and Talk Time programs will be held at the Main Library.
Everett Public Library staff will announce plans for outreach activities and special programs in the Everett Branch’s service area as they are planned, in order to make library services accessible to customers during the branch closure.
November 21, 2018
The Library Board has approved to close the Evergreen Branch library for renovation/expansion on Monday, December 24 at 3 pm.
November 16, 2018
On October 23rd construction bids for the Evergreen expansion and renovation were opened. The apparent low bid is Faber Construction. The proposed total project cost is $6,900,000, which includes design, construction, project costs, sales tax, and contingencies.
The first City Council reading to adopt the proposed budget for the project was on November 14. The third and final reading will be on November 28, with anticipation of the award of the construction contract in late November.
It is anticipated that the library will close to the public at the end of December, and construction will begin in January. An exact date of when the Evergreen Branch will close will be shared in late November.
The bidding process is underway, and the City hopes to select a contractor this fall. For details on the bidding process: http://www.bxwa.com/bxwa_toc/pub/263/ev28_evergreen_branch_library_34197/info.php
The Evergreen Branch expansion project is moving forward!
In order to be financially responsible, a few project items are being re-designed to reduce the estimated cost of construction. This means the project has been delayed a few months.
We currently anticipate a library closure in late 2018 or early 2019. We'll hold a grand re-opening party later that year. Stay tuned for updates!
For more information, please contact Library Director Abigail Cooley at email@example.com or 425-257-8022.