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Central Library renovations to be completed September

Published On: Jun 18 2013 10:25:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 04:16:10 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The major renovation project geared towards bringing the Madison Central Library into the 21st Century will be complete later this year.

The building will be about 30,000 square feet bigger than it was before.

It will also have state-of-the-art technology, including about 100 new public computers and tons of books.

“We really talk about this being designed to be the 21st Century library,” said Jenni Collins, Madison Public Library Foundation executive director. “There are absolutely still books and bookshelves in this library but it is also designed to be very flexible and to accommodate all the technology that is a part of the information age in which we live.”

The city spent $21 million on the project with $9 million coming from private donations.

The library is scheduled to open late in September.

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