Dear Community,

This month I would like to share an update with you regarding our construction project at the Corvallis Library! We are currently in the process of enclosing an unused patio space on the second floor of the Library.

We worked with Woofter Bolch Architecture to come up with a wonderful design that remodels 2,400 square feet and adds an additional 1,200 square feet to the building’s floor plan.

Our new space will include a beautiful reading lounge with a bank of windows facing the courthouse, a flexible classroom space for future programs, four group study rooms available for community use (all with an amazing view and plenty of space to spread out), and a new boardroom-style room, complete with presentation equipment, all on the second floor.

These changes will also allow us to revitalize the most beautiful and least utilized portion of our building, the historic Belluschi wing. We have a number of wonderful changes coming shortly and stretching into the future that will hopefully bring new life to our building and provide useful spaces to you and other community members!

Due to supply delays, our project is now scheduled to conclude in mid-December. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience.

It is thanks to the hard work of the Corvallis-Benton County Library Foundation and our many generous donors that we are able to make this project happen! We are in the middle of fundraising the last $90,000 for this project. If you would like to give to this project and help us meet our fundraising goal or if you are interested in one of our few remaining naming opportunities, please reach out to me!

You can follow the progress of our project or make a donation using this link.

Thank you for your unending support!