Continue to support the library

Continue to support the library

Anyone with a sizeable personal library who’s had to haul those books into a moving van knows how much work the Alpena County Library is going through right now.

The library is temporarily moving most of its collection to Bear Point Plaza shopping center, between JOANN Fabric and Craft and Big Lots, along U.S.-23 South, making way for renovations and upgrades at the library building in downtown Alpena.

The library will open at Bear Point sometime around Labor Day, Assistant Library Director Jessica Luther told reporter Crystal Nelson for a recent story, and will stay in that spot for about a year during the renovations.

The $3.7 million renovations downtown will modernize the library with new entryways, more open floor plans, and more handicap accessibility, and will remove asbestos from the building.

We’re excited to see what the remodeled library will look like. And, in the meantime, we urge readers to make the hike over to U.S.-23 to check out a book and continue to support our great library.

And, while you’re there, be sure to say an encouraging word of thanks to the staff who’re making sure this is all possible.



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