The $2-million renovation at the Superior Public Library has entered is final - and most intensive - phase.  In order to complete the work that was began back in December, the library will be closed to the public April 30 - May 28.

Up til now, the library has been able to remain open to patrons during the renovation work - albeit with alterations to the usual building layout and systems.  The project has finally reached the planned point where it will need to be closed to patrons to allow the crews the chance to remove and install the new carpeting, abate asbestos, demolish the current and rebuild a new circulation desk, install new shelving, and put it all back together again.

It's worth noting though that even as the library will be closed off, patrons who have requested materials will be able to pick up their held materials twice a week - on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Library staff will be available just inside the lobby to accommodate those patrons.

Additionally, patrons who have materials that come due during the closure are asked to just hold on to those items until the library reopens.  The Superior Public Library will assess no fines during this period.

When the library reopens on May 29, the entire interior part of the work is anticipated to be complete.  That will leave one final piece of the project left - the new entrance.  Weather permitting, work on the new entrance should begin right away in the end of May, with a end of July target date for completion.