The Cranston Public Library will begin renovations of the public restroom facilities at the Central Library starting Tuesday, August 7th. The two restrooms have not had major upgrades since the building’s construction in 1983.
The restrooms will be receiving new stalls, improved drainage, flooring and ceilings. Energy efficient LED lighting will also be installed. The project will take approximately two months to complete. During the construction one restroom will be closed with the other becoming a gender inclusive single use restroom. When construction is completed on the first restroom the process will be reversed.
During construction the single use restroom will be locked and the public will have to request access from the nearby circulation desk. “We ask for the the public’s patience during this construction project. This renovation of the public restrooms has been needed for several years now and when completed will provide a more functional and energy efficient space,” said Library Director Edward Garcia.
The project is being funded through the library’s capital budget using funds from a voter approved bond in 2014.