Hamburg Library Creating Reading Garden

Garden will be ready by end of summer

Mike Baggerman
June 16, 2018 - 6:47 am

Hamburg Public Library. June 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Hamburg Public Library will begin its final phase of its expansion project with the addition of a reading garden.

"The garden is really important because it allows kids to come outside with books," Assemblyman Sean Ryan said. "But it also provides a great backdrop through the glass windows looking out whether it's winter or summer."

$30,000 of state funding was used for the library's latest expansion in the village. The library has invested over $3 million in its expansion, which included an addition to the building four years ago.

"We're going to have a paver walkway going from the stairs all the way to the sidewalk," Brian Hoth, Director of the Hamburg Library, said. "We're also going to have four gravel seating areas...We're going to be looking at getting seating down the road for that."

Fencing will be around the reading garden with seating for about a dozen people.

The garden will be ready by the end of July.

Groundbreaking at the Hamburg Public Library's Reading Garden (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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