Link to October 13 Eau Claire Leader-Telegram article, "Library renovation nears completion".
Excerpt: Regular L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library customers already have been able to take advantage of some renovated features.
The checkout desk has been moved to the side of the atrium, out of the main entryway. A reading area for magazines and newspapers has softer chairs and takes advantage of natural light and a view of the outdoors from a set of windows.
But some spaces still need work.
The new microfiche room has been constructed, but machines still need to be wired. New lobby furniture will be coming in the next couple weeks. The youth services area will reopen Nov. 7 after movers transfer materials from temporary storage into the renovated space. A new sign will be installed at the library, higher on the building so it is more visible and less likely to be vandalized.
Separate grand opening festivities are planned for donors, frequent users of the youth services area and the general public.