Ironton Library Expansion

By: Doug Korstanje Email
By: Doug Korstanje Email

A major expansion and renovation of the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library is getting a good review from the community in Ironton.

The library board has been saving money for 15 years to make it happen. The library spent more than two million dollars to make the expansion and renovation happen.

It includes a new look outside and inside with more services and resources in almost every department.

The goal is to get people to settle in for a lifelong desire to come to the library, and that means constantly changing to meet the community needs.

The library has found that part of its future is helping open a window to the past with an expanded genealogy area for those searching for their roots.

This is a new chapter for a place that has found ways to serve all ages and all types of information needs.

The main branch of the library was built back in 1960 and there are several other branches in Lawrence County that will be better served by the expansion.

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