RECENT NEWS

October 2013

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS · ST. BERNARD BRANCH PROJECT

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  • The excavation of the underground storm utilities for the new St. Bernard Branch is nearly complete
  • A crew member patches the Girl Scout Lane to tie in the site’s stormwater utilities
  • The geothermal well drilling is now complete at the St. Bernard site. Crews will now start trenching the wells to loop them together
  • Utility excavation has begun
  • Laying out the underground utilities
  • Drilling the geothermal well
  • Prepping the site to drill geothermal wells
  • Getting ready to break ground.
  • A temporary electric pole has been installed and the area has been fenced off. Nearly ready to go!
  • A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the renovation project was held at the branch on Monday, April 21.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Board of Trustees President Ross Wright.
  • St. Bernard Mayor Bill Burkhardt
  • Former St. Bernard Mayor Barb Siegel.
  • Frank Davis, Associate Professor of English, University of Cincinnati.
  • Many community residents attended the groundbreaking.
  • On January 23, the new branch design plans were previewed at a community meeting in the St. Bernard Municipal Center building. Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kim Fender discusses the design plans at the meeting.
  • Joan Tepe Wurtenberger, Senior Principal (Champlin Architecture), talks to members of the St. Bernard community about the design plans.
  • St. Bernard community members who attended the design preview meeting
  • Detail from the design plans. Select the image to see the full design.
  • Detail from the preliminary design plans. Select the image to see the full design.
  • Detail from the preliminary design plans. Select the image to see the full design.
  • Detail from the design plans. Select the image to see the full design.
  • Detail from the design plans. Select the image to see the full design.
  • <The new St. Bernard Branch will be at the corner of Vine Street and McClelland Avenue.
  • The current St. Bernard Branch is 2,000-square-feet contributed facility inside the St. Bernard municipal building. The new stand-alone branch will be 8,000 square-feet.
  • The new branch will have enough space to accomodate a larger collection of material, more computers, dedicated children's and teen areas, and a meeting room/program area.
  • From 1916 to 1918, the branch was located in the Town Hall
  • Interior of St. Bernard, when the branch occupied a couple of rooms in the high school

Construction Timeline

2013
2014
2015
DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Expected Completion Date: Spring 2015
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014