Library’s renovated Main Floor opens to campus community

20151015-2_Library-Construction-Update_058The new year has gotten off to a great start for the Sojourner Truth Library (STL) at SUNY New Paltz, which has announced the reopening of its renovated Main Floor following more than a year of construction.

The completion of the Main Floor renovation marks the conclusion of an extensive project to upgrade the entire Library, which has been underway since early planning began in 2009.

The new STL Main Floor is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and expanded learning and collaboration spaces, as well as aesthetic improvements that open up the room to natural light and enhance its views of the nearby Shawangunk Ridge.

Beginning in late January, the STL will kick off a series of exciting events at the library and at select venues around campus to celebrate the reopening and pay tribute to all that the Library contributes to the character and intellectual climate of SUNY New Paltz and the surrounding community.

Throughout the spring ’16 semester, the Library will be the site of events featuring guest speakers, student-driven artistic performances and discussions of research into the history of African-descended people in the Hudson Valley by faculty and local experts.

The series will open with a film screening and panel discussion on the life of Sojourner Truth, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in Lecture Center room 104.

Students, faculty and staff may also look forward to the return of some favorite Library traditions, including the annual celebration of faculty authors, the Friends of the Library book sale and the cycle of exhibitions in the display cases just inside the main entrance.

For more information about the Sojourner Truth Library, check out their website, or better yet, pay them a visit!