Public library construction continues

POMEROY — Construction continues on the Meigs County District Public Library in Pomeroy. The highlights of the renovation so far are the expanded children’s area and the now enclosed front porch. The renovated children’s space will feature new kid friendly browsing bins for the children’s picture book collection that will make the materials more accessible to the little ones. The shelves are easier for the children to reach and the books are arranged face out to make them more appealing. The library’s existing Early Literacy computers will be a part of the new children’s area as will the existing chapter book and juvenile non-fiction collections.

Teens can look forward to a new separate space designed especially for them. The library’s Young Adult collection will be located near the new teen area along with our graphic novels. Two computers will be available in the teen area for students to access the Internet for homework or recreational uses such as watching videos and/or gaming.

The Riverview room, which features panoramic views of the river, will be used for library programs (needlework group, book club), and when not in use for a library program, will be available for quiet study/reading.

As renovations to the upper level of the library near completion, the downstairs renovations will begin in earnest. The downstairs renovation includes a new kitchen and restrooms as well as an expansion to the existing large meeting room to accommodate more people and larger events. The need for more space is especially evident during the Summer Reading Program.

In addition to the new spaces mentioned above, several of the library’s existing collections and spaces will be re-arranged to better suit the new building floorplan. Internet computers as well as fiction, non-fiction, genealogy, DVD, Book on CD, magazines and genealogy will all be relocated. As always, the friendly staff is available to help our users locate the books and information they need throughout the construction and after the renovation is complete.