ramp up for ALL

Ramp Up the Evarts!

Over the last couple of years, your D. R. Evarts Library Board of Trustees has been working to make our library accessible to everyone in our community. As was typical in 1907, our Library was not built to be accessible by people with mobility challenges, wheelchair users, or parents with strollers. That’s why we need your help to “Ramp Up the Evarts”! We need to raise $150,000 to renovate our historic building to make it easier for all our neighbors to visit when we do re-open our doors.

Donations in any dollar amount help us get one step closer to making the Library accessible to all. 
With your generous support, we’ve raised $11,000 of our $150,000 goal so far!

Project Information

The planned renovations will allow the Library to meet the American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, while preserving the historic qualities of the 113-year old building. The plans have been approved by the New York State Historic Preservation Office.

The renovations will include:

• Historically compatible exterior ramp to the Main Floor
• Elevator to the lower level for community programs, meetings, and workshops
• Added square footage on the Main Level and Lower Level
• Re-locate circulation desk to allow for easier access for wheelchair and strollers
• Renovated restroom for accessibility and added baby changing station
• Emergency Exit from the Lower Level