NBPL release – After receiving input from community members and several years of planning, the North Bend Public Library will begin work to extend the life of the building through maintenance and renovation and to better serve the North Bend community. The North Bend Public Library will begin renovations on Monday, June 5 but will remain open and will continue to provide the same quality services our patrons have come to expect. This first phase of the library restoration project is expected to be completed in mid-September 2023. In phase one of the project, the exterior of the building will be addressed. Renovation Plans: Phase 1 updates to the North Bend Public Library include: Cleaning, repairing, and sealing the building’s brick veneer. Coping and roof repairs. Sealing windows, including those in the barrel vault. Below-grade waterproofing and drainage repairs. Waterproofing in the basement. Construction is being handled by Pioneer Waterproofing Company, Inc. Funding: Funding for this project is available from the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of North Bend. This project is also supported with funding from the North Bend Public Library Foundation. For more information about this project, contact the library at (541) 756-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.