To commemorate the opening of the newly refurbished Noreen Reale Falcone Library, Le Moyne will hold a blessing and ribbon cutting that will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

The event will start at 2:30 p.m. with tours of the library. At 3 p.m., Provost Joe Marina, S.J., will welcome everyone and introduce Library Director Inga Barnello, President Linda LeMura and Senior Vice President Roger Stackpoole to make remarks. Father Marina will provide a blessing and then the group will cut the ribbon to officially open the space.

This newly renovated space is the result of a two-year collaboration with consultants, designers and the campus community. The new Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC), which serves as the anchor to the overall project, received support from the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) in the form of a $1 million grant, with the overall cost of the two-year project coming in at $6.3 million.

Construction began in 2017 to create the space needed to house the new QRC, which occupies a prominent location on the first floor, along with the Writing Center, Student Success Center and library technical services. The recently completed second phase of the project created a new Learning Commons, and new spaces for several facilities (some of which were displaced by the QRC) including the Bernat Special Events Room, study rooms, the academic technology lab, the Muserlian Instructional Lab, student collaboration spaces and a faculty reading room. In addition the front desk and IT Service Desk were relocated. New furniture, shelving and lighting is found throughout the entire renovated space.