POMEROY — The Meigs County District Public Library in Pomeroy will be showcasing their recent renovations this weekend.
It all starts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house between 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will be offered a tour along with refreshments, presentations and live music.
The Pomeroy Library Renovation Project began in September, and the staff is anxious to introduce patrons to the Riverview Room with its view of the Ohio River and an expanded children’s area, among other improvements.
The library has been completely redesigned to more easily service its users, and the staff will be giving tours during the open house. They will also be ready to assist patrons who may need help locating books and other resources during their regular hours of operation.
According to Kristi Eblin, the library’s director, money for this project came from the library’s own building fund, which is separate from the money used to operate the library.
The renovations allowed the library to update and make the space more user-friendly. It was designed to make use of every available space, which had been limited due to the buildings location between the main road in front and the hill behind.
Plans that seemed impossible at the time has come to fruition: the library is much larger as a result of taking advantage of a no longer needed Bookmobile garage and expanding the building upwards. The aspirational end result was that far from being a disadvantage, the restored location led to a beautifully designed structure that residents of the county can enjoy for many years.
Contact Lorna Hart 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.