Grand Marais Library reopens its doors Monday, Dec. 5
For months, the public has been watching the construction
activity at the Grand Marais Public Library, wondering when the
library renovation would be complete and what expansion—from 4,300
square feet to 7,200—will look like. The wait to see the results of
the $1,487,561.56 project is finally over. On Monday, December 5,
2011, the Grand Marais Library will once again open its doors.
On Tuesday, November 29, there was a “walk-through” at the library,
with Library Director Linda Chappell, County Commissioner Fritz
Sobanja and Grand Marais City Administrator Mike Roth touring the
building expansion with the project’s architect and construction
managers from ORB Management.
Throughout the week, library staff and the moving company Bester
Brothers have been shuttling books and library equipment from the
library’s temporary home at Cook County High School. The custom-made
circulation desk from St. Germain’s Cabinet, Inc. has arrived and
should be in place for the re-opening.
The Grand Marais Library Friends will be on hand Monday and Tuesday—
with cookies—to give tours of the new space.
The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
The public is encouraged to stop by and see the renovation.