Freeholder Ralph E. Bakley, Sr., the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Cape May County Library Commission today cut the ribbon officially opening the newly renovated Lower Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library located at 2600 Bayshore Road ,Villas, New Jersey .
Freeholder Bakley said, “An additional 2,600 square feet were added to the facility with improvements totaling close to $2 million to enhance our patrons’ experience.”
The new addition includes a meeting room, reading and study rooms, restrooms and a kitchenette. Many energy saving measures were taken including installing a new HVAC System with a building management system for monitoring and maintenance as well as more energy-efficient lighting.
Other cost and energy saving steps include using recycled content carpeting and vinyl composition tile, the addition of low water fixtures and the use of reflective roof material to reduce heat absorption.
The Lower Cape Branch Library is one of three library branches recently renovated by the Library Commission. Additionally, two new library branches are being built, one in Sea Isle City and the other in Stone Harbor .