By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer
After a year of fundraising and about three months of construction, the Okemos Library proudly displays its long-overdue renovations. The library reopened on Thursday, Jan. 2. So far, the public has had positive reactions toward the renovations said Betsy Hull, head librarian.
The new features include a main entrance area, improved parking, upgraded wiring and technology, a Quiet Reading Room, a World Languages Area and an overall openness to the library.
Okemos Library is one of the 13 Capital Area District Libraries (CADL). The fundraising campaign, headed by the Friends of the Okemos Library, raised more than $125,000 of public donations. Meridian Township also contributed $200,000.