The Library applies for permission to expand the parking lot
Library customers in Granite Falls may soon find it easier to run in to return or pick up something at the library or simply browse at their leisure without the frustration of looking for a parking space. The Library District has plans to almost double the size of the parking lot at the Granite Falls Library.
According to Jude Anderson, the managing librarian, “The Granite Falls Library is well-used and customers often find the current parking lot is full. We have spaces for 23 vehicles, including one reserved for vehicles with disabled parking tags, but it isn’t enough to meet our customers’ needs. Some customers have figured out the best times to come when parking is available just to avoid any uncertainty.”
Sno-Isle Libraries has applied for permits which, once granted, will allow expansion of the parking lot to 44 spaces, including two spaces which meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.
Brian Rush, the facilities manager for Sno-Isle Libraries, expects the parking lot expansion to occur over the next few weeks. Although he warns of some noise, dirt, and a temporary loss of four available parking spaces, the construction should not interfere with customers’ ability to get into the parking lot or the library. Expansion work is planned to occur along the north end of the current parking lot and north side of the library.
“Customers will find us open for business,” says Anderson. “There may be a little temporary inconvenience during the parking lot expansion, but we think customers will really enjoy the results. Not only will more parking help customers who come during the day, but it will also ensure we have adequate parking for everyone who comes to the library for special events and meetings.”
The library will continue to be open during regular hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.