San Bernardino has received a $6.4 million state grant that will finance an upgrade to the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library.
The money, from the California State Library, will pay for energy efficiency and other upgrades at the 64,000-square-foot building at 555 W. 6th St., according to a statement on the city’s website.
“Feldheym Library is a great facility, but it needs some repairs and upgrades to maintain the library experience for the thousands of patrons that visit us every year,” said Ed Erjavek, San Bernardino library director, in the statement. “We are excited to receive this grant from the state.”
Planned improvements include replacing air conditioning and air filtration systems, upgrades to handicapped ramps, installation of energy-efficient windows, a new security system, and electrical upgrades.
The work is expected to be done next year. San Bernardino is one of 34 local libraries that received a total of $172 million in grant funding.
Named for the late Rabbi Norman F. Heldheym, the library was opened in 1985.