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Wilton Library Will Install New Front Doors

The Wilton Library will be replacing its weather-worn exterior doors beginning Wednesday. Patrons will be directed to temporarily use another set of doors in the front. The installation should be completed by March 11.
The Wilton Library will be replacing its weather-worn exterior doors beginning Wednesday. Patrons will be directed to temporarily use another set of doors in the front. The installation should be completed by March 11. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – Patrons will be using a different entrance for a few days as the Wilton Library plans to replace the doors at its front entrance starting on Wednesday, March 4.

The new doors should be installed in about a week, improving the library's safety, security and energy usage. Work should be done by March 11.

“The original doors have taken a beating over 10 years of harsh New England winters. We’ve tried to adjust and repair them after each season, but the weather has taken its toll on them,” says Bob Correa, the library’s building operations and security manager

The Wilton Library's aim was to find a vendor that could provide a set of doors with the same appearance as the original doors but with stronger and more resilient material.

“We worked very hard to maintain the same look as the original doors so that the integrity of the modernist architecture remains, but the functionality will be much improved,” Correa adds.

The front entrance will be closed Wednesday, and there will be another entrance farther down Old Ridgefield Road.

Plans are for patrons to use one side or the other over the course of the installation until the doors are completely installed.

“We’re delighted to be able to do this midwinter construction. The current doors don’t close properly, and then cold air blasts into the building, “ says Elaine Tai-Lauria, executive director of the library.

“We’re trying to minimize any inconvenience to our patrons because we know the installation will be a big improvement. The weather has not been our friend, so we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new doors, spring and warmer temperatures.”

For more information on the library, call 203-762- 3950, ext. 213. 

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