Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 32, Lacey Timberland Library)

Lacey Timberland Library to close for two-month, $223K renovation. (The Olympian, 5/10/2011)

Excerpt: But Jeffers and the approximately 1,500 people who visit the library daily will have to alter their plans for two months beginning May 23 as the library closes for a $223,500 facelift. The City of Lacey is kicking in $172,500, with remaining funds split between the Friends of the Library and the Timberland Regional Library.

Through July 25, most of the library will be off-limits as crews install new carpeting, replace lighting and paint the interior. The library, adjacent to Lacey City Hall, is marking its 20th birthday this summer, and the updates will create a warmer, brighter library, said Wade Duffy, city capital projects manager.

“It’s just going to make it look like brand-new again,” Duffy said. “It’s not beat up; it just needs a little touch up.” Library service won’t halt entirely during the remodeling.

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