And so the library grows. The construction continues with the steel structure in the works.

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By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun
The long awaited Alpine Library broke ground mere months ago, but the construction is progressing very nicely.  The steel girders are beginning to create the very bones of the building.  As Alpine eagerly awaits their new progressive information center, they are watching as each shovel of soil is turned and each machine moves more ground to make way for the promise of the new and exciting complex.

By Lori Bledsoe
The Alpine Sun
The long awaited Alpine Library broke ground mere months ago, but the construction is progressing very nicely.  The steel girders are beginning to create the very bones of the building.  As Alpine eagerly awaits their new progressive information center, they are watching as each shovel of soil is turned and each machine moves more ground to make way for the promise of the new and exciting complex.
The following are the Frequently Asked Questions, as answered by the Friends of the Alpine Library:
1.  Where will it be built and how big will it be?
The  Library  will  be  built  on  the  west  side  of  the  Alpine Community  Center, (ACC).  The County bought this property from the ACC in 2009 expressly a s the site  for the Library. It will be approximately  13,000 square  feet.
2.  What will happen to the Community Center Park?
The  south  facing , or  front  side , of  the  Library  will  extend  into  the  present  parking lot (which he County owns) .  The north faci ng , or  rear side, of the building  will  extend  into  the  park,  but  will  not  reach  the  present  stage  location.  Thus, the  impact to the park is minimal.
3.  Will the stage in the park be impacted?
The County has paid the ACC to relocate the stage.
4.  How  much will the Library cost and who ’s paying for it ?
The  County  has  appropriated  10  million  dollars  for  the  buil ding  of  the  Library.    The  community  of  Alpine  will  need  to  raise  about $700,000  for  furniture,  fixtures, and  equipment  for  the  new  building.    About  half  of  that  amount  has already been raised by ALFA –the Alpine Library Friends Association.
5.  Who decided what the building will look like and how was the Design/Build team chosen?
Community  meetings ,held  over  a  decade ,decided  what  the  people  of Alpine want in their Library.
In 2009, several conceptual designs were presented to the community  and  more  valuable input  was  received.    The  Design/Build  Team  of C.W.  Driver/Ferguson,  Pape, Baldwin, and  Ocino  Design  Architect were selected from   eight   possible   teams   by   extensive interviews   and   evaluations   of their qualifications.
6.  When will construction begin and when will it be finished?
The County issued the “Notice to Proceed” on 5 November 2014; that means the  “clock  is  now  ticking” The  building should be  finished  in  490  calendar days, approximately the first week of March 2016.

And so the library grows.  The construction continues with the steel structure in the works.

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