Decor on display as library reopens
The Spencer Public Library officially reopened its doors Tuesday following some extensive remodeling. Library Director Mandie Muehlhausen said that the recent remodel was the largest and most extensive phase as far as changes to come for the facility.
“We have new carpet, new paint and the layout is different,” Muehlhausen said. “The adult side is on the adult side, the children’s side is on the children’s side, but now the teens have their own space and computers have their own space. ... There will be some more changes into the next few years but not as huge as this.”
Muehlhausen said local reaction to the new changes have been positive.
“It’s been very, very busy (since the library reopened), people have liked the new look,” Muehlhausen said. “I love it, I think that it’s classic looking, I hope it will last us another 30 years.”
Due to a pending delivery of new steel shelves, there are still a few areas of the library waiting to for their part of the transformation, but Muhlhausen said the library should be clear of any lingering remodeling work in the next couple of weeks.
Looking to the future, Muhlhausen is excited for some of the remaining additions to the library, including an area with an electric fireplace near the magazine section.
“Eventually we’ll get a new electric fireplace so it will be a nice, cozy place to read,” Muhlhausen said.