On August 18, crews will begin removing the large honey locust trees located in front of the library. The trees are being removed because the tree roots have damaged the sidewalks in front of the library and falling branches from the trees have endangered the library building and anyone walking underneath. The trees will be replaced by native species that are more suited to the library grounds.
Once the honey locust trees have been removed work on replacing the damaged concrete in front of the library will start, on or around August 23. During this phase the library's main entrance will be closed and patrons will enter and exit the building via the north entrance.