The Racine Public Library will begin a six-month renovation project this month.
Thousands of books will be moved back and forth during the recarpeting, starting with the fiction collection, which will move to the current seating area near the East windows.
The Library's trustees approved a bid for $246,000, awarded to Absolute Construction of Racine. The cost of replacing the carpeting, which was installed in 1989, is being shared by the city and the library. Other renovation costs are being paid for with the library’s endowment funds.
The following changes may affect library usage:
Beginning May 10, meetings and programs scheduled for the Emily Lee Room will be relocated to the Peg Martin Room.
Asbestos abatement will begin in the northwest corner of the library on May 24. Infilling of the second floor atrium will begin June 1.