East Hampton Library Breaks Ground for New Children's WingApril 14, 2012
The East Hampton Library broke ground today for a new children's wing, which will accommodate additional shelving for children's books and make the library's existing lecture hall accessible.
According to the Library's executive director Dennis Fabiszak, the new wing is expected to open in May 31, 2013. The library has raised at least $3.2 million for the estimated $4 to $4.5 million project. The official fundraising campaign has not yet begun, but the library has secured donations from donors, such as Alec Baldwin, who gave $250,000 to the project.
The design for the new children's wing has been in the works for over a decade. Robert A.M. Stern Architects began its work at the library in 1992, completing a major addition and renovation project in 1997. The firm's work has carried forward the character of the original building, which was designed by Aymar Embury and first opened in 1910.
RAMSA Partner Randy Correll continues to lead the firm's work at the library.
Rendering by Michael Berardesco Studios.