Council awards library modernization contract to TELACU

Photo by Alex Dominguez

Photo by Alex Dominguez

DOWNEY — The City Council awarded an over $4.7 million construction contract on Tuesday to TELACU Construction Management for the City Library Modernization Project.

The library was closed earlier this year in preparation for the library upgrades, which are part of Measure S.

The total cost of the project is $6,968,272, which is included in the City’s 2018-20 Capital Improvement Program.

In addition to general building updates to the exterior and interior of the building, the new library will also include four “Quiet Zone study rooms,” an enlarged literacy room, three electronic checkout stations, numerous data ports and collaborative white boards in The Studio (formerly the Colab) room, an upgraded Virtual Reality Lab (called The Cave), a new Cormack room, and an enhanced “Child Friendly” reading and activity area.

Construction related activities are anticipated to begin in August, and are scheduled to be complete in June of next year.