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Palm Springs Library receives state grant

The Palm Springs Public Library has received a $6.5 million grant from the California State Library.

The Building Forward Grant will help pay for multiple improvements to the main library building at 300 Sunrise Way, upgrades that have been needed for a long time, according to statement on the city’s website.

Those improvements include:

  • A new air filtration system
  • A new security alarm system
  • Skylights, railings and fall protection anchor points
  • HVAC replacement and terminal and package units
  • Roof replacement
  • Replacement of interior doors and locks
  • Replacement of carpeting and/or floors
  • Window replacements
  • Replacement of water lines and plumbing
  • Painting (preventative maintenance)
  • Electrical service
  • Replacement of non-emergency lighting
  • Replacement of ADA signage
  • Improved inclusive access

“This $6.5 million will go a long way in helping the library improve services and access to the community,” said Jeannie Kays, Palm Springs’ library service director, in the statement. “We are thankful to the California State Library for recognizing the need and approving this project.”

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