Two months into renovating public library downtown

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Creating new parking lot, new entrance on Lafayette Street, and all new Story Castle area for children

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:29pm

The public library downtown is now two months into the renovations with the building a complete shell, and construction taking place on all three floors simultaneously.  A big change you can expect is the front entrance, which will now be located facing Lafayette Street instead of West Congress.  The library is also excited about a brand new story castle area for the children during story time.

"People say that this is a digital age and we don't need public libraries nobody reads anymore, but that's very far from the truth.  We still have people come in and check out books, read books for their children, they listen to our audio books.  Yes, they download our digital e-books, but they do come in and check out our books," says Sona Dombourian, Director of Library System.

They are also replacing the parking lot, creating study rooms and totally updating electrical and plumbing throughout the building.  The contractor is expected to take another twelve months with hope of the library being open to the public by the end of next year.

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