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Warner Robins Library to Close for Renovations

6:03 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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Calling all bookworms.

The Nola Brantley Library in Warner Robins is about to get a $2.1 million facelift. The renovations are being funded with money from the 2006 Houston County SPLOST collection.

Houston County Library Director Karen Odom says construction begins about three weeks.

Odom said, "There are some things we could do to the building to better use space, have a better use of the space for patrons and the staff."

She said that includes moving the circulation desk to the front entrance to better serve visitors. They will change the lighting to make it warm and inviting, and lower the ceilings to make the library more energy efficient.

Odom said, "Our materials are going to be stored on an alternative location while the renovations are being done."

On October 29th, the Nola Brantley Library will open up in an old bank building. It's across the street from the current location on Watson Boulevard. The building is located next-door to Warner Robins City Hall.

Peole in Warner Robins will come to the temporary location for their for the next 9 months to a year.

Frequent library patron, Abby Hunt said, "That's fine with me. As long as it's still open, because I love to read and come and get books when I can."

Hunt brings her three daughters to surf the stacks. They love the current library, but see room for improvement.

Hunt said, "Physical updates, painting and shelving needs to be redone."

The NOLA Brantley Library will close to visitors October 22nd. Again, it reopens in the temporary location across the street on October 29th.

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