Okemos Library showcases renovations

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.

Downtown Lansing Library offers many things to many people

BY: RACHEL DROZE

LANSING STAR STAFF WRITER

LANSING – No one likes throwing away money, right? However, if you don’t use your local public library, you are doing just that. Your property taxes are paying for a variety of different services at the Capital Area District Library’s Downtown Lansing branch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmQRjrknNMg

“A lot of people use their libraries when their kids are young, and then they kind of lose the habit. If they haven’t been in the library for a while, I’d like them to come in and see that we’re doing – classes, we’re doing programming, we’re doing downloadables,” said head librarian Kathy Johnson.

Okemos Library closed for renovations

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.