GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) – One of Granite City’s landmark buildings is ready for its public re-introduction.
The Six Mile Regional Library’s downtown location, built in 1929, was closed during the last nine months for a major overhaul.
“We really did take down walls,” says library director Tina Hubert. “We took down floors. All of the former electricity wiring, plumbing, asbestos abatement occurred. We have all new systems now.”
Hubert tells KMOX the building is now fully handicapped accessible with two elevators and features modern technology, with a look that hearkens back to its earlier days.
Families will be blown away by the children’s area on the bottom floor, she says.
An Illinois Secretary of State grant paid for three-quarters of the project, Hubert says, and Granite City area voters approved a bond referendum for the other portion.
A ribbon-cutting and reopening celebration is planned for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., and the library will reopen for business Monday.
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