SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Library’s Addition is in full swing. At the last Borough Council meeting South Plainfield Administrator Glenn F. Cullen said the Library Addition’s foundation would be poured during the week.
The foundation was poured on November 12, 2014. Anyone that passes by the site on Plainfield Avenue can see the cinderblock walls have already been erected. According to Library officials those walls are three feet high to ensure the new addition is above the flood stage elevations set by the State of New Jersey.
“The Library addition consists of two separate prefabricated buildings,” said Cullen. “We anticipate by the next Council meeting the first building may already be in place.” That means the first Library addition is targeted to be erected in the beginning of December.
The South Plainfield Library Board of Trustees, at its June 10 2014 meeting, awarded a contract in the amount of $2,619,000 to Structural Concepts, Inc. of Ocean, New Jersey, for the “Addition and Alterations to the South Plainfield Free Public Library”. The Project effectively, doubles the size of the present Library facility. It also includes upgrading the current Library Building
The expansion of the Library, which was built in 1964, has been discussed for over a decade. The final plans were prepared by Sonnenfeld and Trocchia, AIA, in consultation with the Committee appointed by Mayor Matthew P. Anesh for this purpose.
The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are currently raising funds to purchase furniture and equipment for the Library. They are soliciting sponsorships from businesses and individuals. For more information on how you can help and sponsor the new Library Addition go to the Library’s website at http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/.