By Missy Sebring
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer
The Okemos branch of the Capital Area District Libraries began renovations on its building. The library closed on Sept. 30 but the drop box is still available to the public for items needing to be returned. Residents should go to other branches to check out material during construction.
According to the finance director for the Capital Area District Libraries, Patrick Taylor, the total cost for the renovations is over $400,000. The renovation includes updated bathrooms, more outlets, an increase in public space and decrease in staff space.
There are a few parties involved with different aspects of the renovations.
“This renovation project developed as a partnership among Meridian Township, which owns the building that houses the library; Capital Area District Libraries, which provides staff and materials; and the Friends of Okemos Library, which supports library services,” said Elizabeth Breed, marketing and communications director for libraries.
The renovations are expected to be completed by Jan. 2, 2014.
Some of the other branches of the CADL have undergone renovations over the past few years, including, Haslett, Lansing and Mason. The Dansville branch is expecting renovations in 2014.