After being closed for a week, the Lansing Community Library reopened Monday. And it may look a little different.

After being closed for a week, the Lansing Community Library reopened Monday. And it may look a little different.

The library, which is located at 730 First Terrace, has a new circulation desk.

Director Terri Wojtalewicz said the new circulation desk is a more effective use of space, and it is more user friendly.

The new circulation desk was constructed while the library was closed from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7.

A new quiet study room also was set up in the library during the remodeling.

The room is located in what used to be a workroom for the Friends of the Lansing Community Library. The workroom has been moved to another part of the building that houses the library.

Wojtalewicz said the quiet study room can be used for proctoring tests, after-school study groups and other small meeting groups.

“They can reserve it online through our website up to 24 hours in advance,” Wojtalewicz said.

She said the room can be reserved for two-hour blocks.

The Lansing Community Library's website can be found at lansing.mykansaslibrary.org

The cost of the renovations was a little more than $10,000. The Friends of the Lansing Community Library, which is the fundraising arm of the library, paid for most of the renovations.

Wojtalewicz said a book drop soon will be added to the new circulation desk.
The library's 20th anniversary will take place later this month.

Wojtalewicz said the library originally opened at the Lansing Activity Center before moving to its current location in 2009.

“It has blossomed to be a very good library,” said Jim Fricke, president of Friends of the Lansing Community Library.

Wojtalewicz said a ribbon cutting for the renovations is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the library.

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