Pulaski County Public Library Open House

New Circulation Desk

When the Pulaski County Public Library were planning a renovation project, they asked that we consult with them on the design. We worked with the Library Director, MacKenzie Ledley, her staff and KRM Architects as they worked to improve the facilities. When it came time to bid the project, we were forced to decline; partly due to other commitments and partly due to a perceived connection that might have precluded other bidders. The library board chose to extend our consulting services to include input on the bidding and then through the construction process. We were happy to do this. Sometimes owners need another set of eyes and someone that can interpret construction terms, best practices, etc.

Open House Invitation

The project was bid in 2019 and started late that year, so much of the construction occurred during the worst of Covid. This helped the general contractor, Michiana Contracting, on one hand, by freeing up more of the building for work (since the library was closed), but also added the complications everyone experienced with labor issues, material shortages and Covid restrictions. We felt like our input was valuable in navigating some of these issues. The note below provides some validation to that. It’s always nice when our efforts are appreciated. Thanks MacKenzie!

Note from Library Director, MacKenzie Ledley

One of the areas that the library is most proud of is the new Local History Room. Library patrons, the Galbreath family, contributed to this room and helped design it to include elements of their family home. The room is dedicated to Delores “Dee” Galbreath, an avid library patron. Much of the woodwork bears that details from her home including matching the stain used there. The ceiling has a map of the world which also harks back to the one in her home and there is a Galbreath “G” above the fireplace, matching that used throughout the family home.

Come out and see the completed project at the Open House on August 25th, 2022. It’s been a while coming, but we think you’ll be impress by this facility.

Delores “Dee” Galbreath Local History Room

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