Main Columbus Library to Close for 16 Months of Renovations
Starting on April 12th, the Downtown “Main” Library in the Columbus Metropolitan Library system will close for a major renovation project, with a reopening slated for August 2016.
“We had originally intended in keeping small portion of the building open, but budgetary constraints and timeline constraints have caused us to close instead,” said Ben Zenitsky, Marketing & Communications Specialist at CML. “A lot of our customers have already begun using our branch locations, as we’ve seen increased numbers in circulation and visitation already.”
Roughly 40 library staff members will be relocated to positions at other branch locations during the renovations, ensuring no jobs are being lost in the process.
The renovation process will overhaul the entire 600,000 square foot building, the entryway plaza facing Grant Avenue, and will better connect the library to the Topiary Park for outdoor reading spaces.
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