Central Library Ready For Public Opening This Weekend

The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Workers check the Grand Hall of the main branch of the St. Louis Library as the building prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
Workers check the Grand Hall of the main branch of the St. Louis Library as the building prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Workers check the Grand Hall of the main branch of the St. Louis Library as the building prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Barbara Knotts, Electronic Collections manager at the main branch of the St. Louis Library explains some of the new equiptment as the library prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
Barbara Knotts, Electronic Collections manager at the main branch of the St. Louis Library explains some of the new equiptment as the library prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Barbara Knotts, Electronic Collections manager at the main branch of the St. Louis Library explains some of the new equiptment as the library prepares to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Visitors to the children's area of the main branch of the St. Louis Library try out a reading area in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
Visitors to the children's area of the main branch of the St. Louis Library try out a reading area in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Visitors to the children's area of the main branch of the St. Louis Library try out a reading area in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands and ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Stained glass windows have been cleaned and repaired at the main branch of the St. Louis Library as workers prepare the building to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
Stained glass windows have been cleaned and repaired at the main branch of the St. Louis Library as workers prepare the building to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Stained glass windows have been cleaned and repaired at the main branch of the St. Louis Library as workers prepare the building to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rufurbished main library ready to reopen in St. Louis
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
The main branch of the St. Louis Library stands ready to reopen its doors in St. Louis on December 5, 2012. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public on December 9, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m.  (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Central Library Reopens this Weekend 12/5/12-Members of the media got a preview of the newly renovated Central Library downtown today. After being closed for two years and following a $70-million rehabilitation, the 100 year old facility reopens to the public this Sunday at 1 p.m. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
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