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Exterior Improvements Begin at Noble Library

The newly renovated interior reopened in May, and phase 2 outdoor work has begun

The Noble Neighborhood Library after being shuttered for seven months while it . Now it’s time for the exterior to get the same treatment.

Phase 2 of the $1 million renovation project began last week, and work should be completed by Nov. 15, according to a press release from the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

The scope of work includes power washing, replacing and painting wood around windows, installing a sump pump system in the basement, roofing on the north side of the building and tuck pointing the masonry.

“We will also replace the front door and stone stairs, concrete walks, and some landscaping, as well as removing the brick walls on the Noble Road sidewalk, re-grading the slope and installing landscaping,” said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin in a press release.

The during this time, but some services will be restricted Oct. 7 through November, when the front doors are demolished and replaced. People will not be able to use the public computers, and all services, including circulation, will be moved to the lower level.

Library officials suggest that patrons use one of the three other branches of the Library — , or — during this specific project. But Levin added that employees will do their best to serve the community from this location while work is completed.

"We had three goals for this renovation," Levin said in May when Noble reopened. "We wanted to put a back door in the back parking lot, reinstall the first-floor bathroom, create a new space for teens and adults, and protect and preserve the outside and restore the front door and stone steps."

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