Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gary Public Library Kennedy Branch: When It Rains, It Pours

Link to January 2 Lake County Post-Tribune article, "Library could reopen in March".

: The Kennedy branch of the Gary public library system in the city's Glen Park neighborhood will reopen in March 2010 -- maybe.

At its special meeting Wednesday night, library Director Sherri Ervin told library board members extensive renovations, including repairs from two vehicles crashing into the building, 3953 Broadway, just a month apart, should be completed by early spring.

"There's a few things that need to be done, and the public deserves a nice facility," Ervin told board members, stressing the March opening is tentative.

The library has been closed since June 22. Initially, the building was closed to address a laundry list of extensive renovations, including asbestos abatement and roof replacement.

Before the June project began, Kennedy had not had any renovations in its 40-year history, Ervin said.

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