Posted by The Huron Hub | Feb. 14, 2022
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the building’s aesthetics and functionality, the Romulus Public Library today announced it will be closed from February 16-23 for renovations. The weeklong closure will allow the library to install new carpeting throughout the newly renovated space and adult services area, which will conclude the updates to the computer area, circulation desk and meeting room.
“When developing our strategic plan four years ago, we asked residents to share their thoughts on ways to improve the library,” said Romulus Public Library Director Patty Braden. “There were requests for expanded space, mobile tables and more comfortable seating. When people see what we’ve done with the space I think they will be pleased to see that their vision has come to life.”
Building renovations began in late October and are expected to conclude in early spring. Improvements include:
-A functional modern service desk with better lighting and a more user-friendly shape and size
-A new larger computer area with power and data outlets on the floor for a cleaner space and easier internet access
-An expanded meeting room designed to serve as one large room, or, with a partition, two smaller rooms
-A sink, cabinets and outlets for patrons to prepare drinks or snacks for their groups
-New carpeting in the updated sections expanding throughout the adult services area
Shelving compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act
During the closure, patrons will not be charged for late returns, and the library drop box will remain open and available at all hours. Romulus and Huron Charter Township residents who wish to use library resources may access downloadable materials such as books, movies and music through Overdrive and Hoopla using a library card.
The renovations are supported by the Romulus Public Library budget. Taxpayers will not see an increase in taxes to support the funding of the renovations.
To learn more about the Romulus Public Library, please visit http://www.romuluslibrary.org.