Ohio: Main Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library Will Close During Renovation
A change of plans in Columbus.
From The Columbus Dispatch:
Higher construction costs, safety concerns and lower-than-expected use has prompted the Columbus Metropolitan Library to close the Downtown branch during its renovation.
The six-member library board voted unanimously on Monday to close the Main Library on April 13 and until the $30 million renovation is complete in August 2016.
After most of the building was closed to the public, and services shifted to the adjoining Carnegie Building portion on Feb. 1, visitors and circulation dropped dramatically while spiking at surrounding branches.
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