TOLEDO (WTOL) - It's time to celebrate our Toledo Lucas County Public Library. That's what national library week is all about. Raising awareness of all they do and what's to come.
It's been a busy week for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. From visits to Columbus for National Library Week to events and more, they do it all.
“Books are just the beginning,” said Kelsey Cogan, TLCPL media relations coordinator. “People come for books, but there’s so much more to the library than that. We have programs, yoga, technology you can come and take advantage of, there’s just so much going on."
But they are also working to enhance your experience at the library. Construction is in full swing at the Main Library in Downtown Toledo.
"Everything is on schedule,” said Cogan. “Wse’re still looking at that fall time for it to open so now it’s just the excitement of getting the finishing touches, getting everything moved in and being prepared for that grand opening. “
While the renovations inside aren’t expected to be completed for several more months, Toledoans say they’re excited for what’s to come.
”Knowledge is power and I think when you can go to a place any time during the day Monday through Friday it’s great,” said Danielle Thayer, a Toledo resident. “It’s great to just go in there and learn. There are so many different things to do and I’m really excited about what they have new."
The library renovations cost more than $10 million and will transform their main and lower levels adding meeting space, technology and more. It will also renovate their Children’s area.
The whole purpose of the change is to better serve you.
"We’re just making sure that we have everything that the community needs to succeed,” said Cogan.
The library is expected to reopen to the public this fall.