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>Workshop – Creating the 21st Century Library : an Introduction to Building, Renovating, or Expanding Your Library

>Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Guilderland Public Library
Presenters: Frank X. Craine, AIA and Diane Abate
Cost: $20, includes refreshments and light supper

Frank X. Craine, AIA is a Partner, and Diane Abate is a Senior Architectural Designer at the firm of Peter Gisolfi Associates, located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Together they have over 30 years of collective experience working with libraries and academic clients in the private and public sectors. Mr. Craine was a key member of the design team for the new Darien Library in CT, which is scheduled to be the first Gold LEED-certified library in New England. He and Ms. Abate are currently working on the feasibility study for expanding the Guilderland Public Library.

Some topics they will address are: What to consider when planning a library renovation or expansion; Choosing the right design team for effective sollaboration; Finding funding sources for your project; Finding cost-effective ways to incorporate green building strategies.

Contact Phil Ritter at Upper Hudson Library System (, 518-437-9880 ext 222) to register for this program.

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