Special Projects

Arnett Murals Unveiled!

Langston Hughes, Harper Lee, Frederick Douglass and other esteemed authors now have new ‘neighbors’ on the outside of the Arnett Branch Library. Local artist Richmond Futch has painted additional murals depicting the biographies of Harriet Tubman and Austin Steward, African and Seneca folk tales and more.

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Central Library’s Rundel Terrace Revitalization Project

On March 5th, 2020, Mayor Lovely A. Warren was joined by Library, state and community partners to break ground on the Rundel Library Terrace. In late April, demolition of the North Terrace began. The Rundel Terrace Revitalization Project—one of the first sites developed for ROC the Riverway—will transform a long-closed area into a new park-like public riverfront terrace including a complementary art installation, ‘The River Revealed,’ with additional design and sculptural elements serving as an outdoor educational area.

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Frederick Douglass Community Library Green Roof Project

The Douglass Green Roof project was completed; this grant-funded project replaced the roof membrane and flashing and added a green roof unit and garden installation from Broccolo Tree and Landscape. The site will be included in the Seneca Park Zoo butterfly beltway.

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Annual Report Highlights