Library eager to show off renovations

SYCAMORE – After five months of construction and repair work, the Sycamore Public Library is celebrating the end of its remodel project with an open house. 

From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, community members are invited to visit the library for family-friendly activities and to see all the changes, including “behind the scenes” areas.

“We’re so pleased with the library’s new look, from the renovated children’s department to the new carpet and furniture layout in the adult department to the beautiful new Teen Zone. This open house is a wonderful opportunity for the public to experience and enjoy our new space,” executive director Sarah Tobias said.

The afternoon’s activities will include facepainting, balloon animals, karaoke in the Teen Zone and refreshments, featuring a chocolate fountain, in the meeting room. Library staff and board members will be on hand throughout the building to show visitors around.

“We’ve had such a positive response from our library users,” said assistant director Katherine Keyes, “and we hope that everyone in the community can come celebrate with us.”

The project began in mid-April and was completed on Sept. 28.

“We have a wonderful construction team led by our construction manager Steve Swedberg, owner of Swedberg & Associates, and our architect Lisa Sharp, owner of Sharp Architects,” said Tobias. “Their hard work, great ideas and ability to work with the library as a team made this project exciting and fun.”

This project was partially funded by an Illinois State Library Live and Learn Grant.

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