Remodeling project will close library for six weeks

The first floor of the St. Anthony Park Library will be closed for remodeling for about six weeks starting in May. At least that’s the ballpark estimate, according to library manager Susan Henry.

Bids for the project went out at press time, so the project’s schedule was not determined. What Henry does know is that the main floor of the library will be closed for at least a month and a half once the project starts. When the main floor reopens, it will have a number of new features, including an automated self-check-in kiosk where the compact disks and periodicals are now shelved, a counter area with laptop outlets and a lounge area with periodicals where the current office area is, and a new service desk in the area where the Xerox machine now sits.

The library’s Summer Reading program will not be affected by the work, as the lower level will remain open during the remodeling. The auditorium will also be available for bookings during that time and will be open for the St. Anthony Park Library Association’s used book sale during the St. Athony Park Arts Festival on Saturday, June 1.

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