Brighton Library is hosting an event on Saturday

BRIGHTON – Recent renovations to the Brighton Memorial Library District building are being finalized and a grand reopening is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday August 13 at 110 N. Main St., Brighton.

Library manager Holly Hasquin said the event will include tours, contests, refreshments, activities and a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Guests will also be able to obtain a library card.

Renovations included major foundation and basement repairs, electrical updates, new furnace, air conditioning repairs, new work and office spaces for staff, new space for teens and tweens, new shelving and furniture, and an updated youth zone. A fresh new design welcomes with new carpets, vinyl flooring and paint throughout.

Additionally, a new layout of the main library area will welcome patrons with an open and inviting space, allowing for easier navigation, socializing, engaging displays, additional patron workspace, and global access. Some exterior updates, including painting and a new sign, will also welcome the community.

“We are very excited to share these much-needed library updates with our community,” Hasquin said.

The Brighton Memorial Library District offers membership services in Brighton, Piasa, Medora, Fidelity and Shipman. Services provided by the library include access to books, audiobooks, e-books, DVDs and CDs, notary services, fax and copy services, information and research resources. Programs for children, teens and adults including book clubs, events and programs, story time, computer and internet access, local newspapers, quiet study space and more.

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Joseph K. Bennett