Historic John Jermain public library in Sag Harbor is now planning a $10 million renovation which would include adding a modern glass and stone structure thereby adding 4,000 square feet off additional space and bringing the building up to fire and safety codes, as well as using half the $10 million proposed budget on badly needed structural upgrades.
The existing building, built in 1910, is in dire need of repairs including interior and exterior mortar which continually falls of the ceiling and walls. There presently is no second stairway in case of fire, the elevator for handicapped access, the roof leaks and the heating and air conditioning system needs to be replaced. Lastly, the toilets are not adequate.
While this is the latest plan for the library there have been others before which unfortunately have not passed. The future of John Jermain Library continues to remain uncertain.