New library facility expected to open May 23; work nears completion

Final preparations are being made for the scheduled May 23 opening of the new Scenic Regional Library Owensville branch facility on East Madison Avenue at Highway 19 South. Carpenters (above) were cutting and installing (below, left) the final sections of wall and ceiling paneling in south and west seating areas of the 6,800-square foot facility. Landscapers had trees and shrubs planted and seed sowed on the grounds (below, on right) ahead of rainfall on Monday night. A relief “LIBRARY” sign was installed Friday (middle, on left). Linda Little, librarian for the Owensville branch (top, left), was on site Monday going over plans to move books and office supplies into the new building starting on Monday. She is pictured in the front hallway leading to the library’s conference and meeting room (bottom, right). The downtown branch office will be closed Monday and Tuesday during the move and will reopen next Wednesday in the new building.

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