Kokomo-Howard County Public Library officials apparently jumped the gun in announcing a reopening date for the renovated Main Library.
Monday, the library board voted to push back the reopening date of the library “by a few weeks,” according to a press release sent out Tuesday.
The library had been set to reopen Aug. 22, well ahead of the original schedule.
Definite dates for the closure of the temporary Main Library location at Columbian School, as well as the temporary location of the genealogy department on South Webster Street will be announced “when the architect advises that renovation is near completion,” the press release states.
Those locations are expected to close several weeks prior to the reopening of the Main Library, 220 N. Union St., so all of the materials can be moved back into the newly renovated building.
The library board is spending about $3.4 million to renovate the Main Building, which hadn’t been fully updated since it was built in 1965. A new heating, cooling and ventilation system, a new interior configuration and more ambient lighting are features of the renovation.