After being closed for the past four years, the main branch of the Lafayette Public Library will reopen July 6 with tours and story time.
A flag raising ceremony is planned at 9:30 a.m. followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours and story times will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., though the library won’t open for its regular services until Tuesday, July 7 at 8:30 a.m.
During the renovation project, the branch was relocated to a Jefferson Street building with the majority of the branch’s collection stored in a warehouse. Selections were made available to patrons by request.
The extensive renovation of the three-story downtown building was funded by a $40 million bond measure approved by voters in 2002 that was also earmarked for the construction of four new regional library branches. Three of those four branches are now open to the public. The fourth and final branch is planned for the Scott area.
Follow Marsha Sills on Twitter, @Marsha_Sills.