Decor on display as library reopens

Friday, January 5, 2018
The Spencer Public Library reopened on Tuesday after closing its doors for remodeling Dec. 10. Some of the most noticeable updates include new flooring, new paint, additional furniture and some layout changes. (Photo by Joseph Hopper)

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.

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  • It sounds wonderful..... I do hope you have still got the "Dewey" stuff and not shoved him away anywhere he cannot be seen; he did help to put the Library on the map so to speak.

    I wonder what Vicki Myron thinks to it all?

    I speak as one from the UK and only read the books but he touched many people I think, myself included even if it has been a fair number of years now since he went

    -- Posted by Muffet on Mon, Jan 8, 2018, at 10:44 AM
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