Bidding to begin this month on Tom Reid Library expansion

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Official bidding for expansion projects at Tom Reid Library will begin this month with construction planned to begin in April 2017.

Currently, the library, located at 3522 Liberty Drive, is 20,584 sq. ft. and plans are to add an additional 8,174 sq. ft.

This new space will create additional book, study and activity rooms as well as enlarge areas such as the Children’s Story Time area, computer labs, and the Teen Zone. The circulation desk, library offices, and restrooms will also be renovated and the library will have a new HVAC system installed.

The library received a new roof in the fall.

Tom Reid Library is part of the Brazoria County Library System.

Library expansion for the 17 year old library is needed to meet the needs of population growth in Pearland.

A pre-proposal conference will be held to offer potential contractors the ability to tour the facility before bid submission. Proposal review and contractor negotiations are expected to continue through February, according to city officials.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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