Ellington Farman Library Completes Renovation Project

Tri-County Restoration employees are pictured working on the outside of the Ellington Farman Library.

ELLINGTON — The Ellington Farman Library has just completed an extensive restoration project that included work to the outside of the building, as well as an upgrade in the library’s electrical system and a new air conditioning system.

The building restoration project was done by Tri-County Restoration from Westfield and included power washing the building, spot routing of mortar joints, repointing of the bricks and waterproofing the building. Tri-County Restoration also replaced old and rotten wood around the windows and the soffit and caulked around each window. The final step was scraping and painting the windows, soffits and the front porch. Ahlstrom Schaeffer from Jamestown did the electrical upgrade work which included moving the electric service meter. Jamestown Heating and Air of Frewsburg completed the installation of a Lennox air conditioning system.

The funding for the projects came from grants received from the state Education Department/New York State Library Public Library Construction Aid Program, the Lenna Foundation and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. A portion of the funding for these projects was also from a private donation.

The library is located at 760 Thornton Road, Ellington.