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Lawrence Branch of Indianapolis Public Library temporarily closing for renovations

A $1.5 million renovation
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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 12:21:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Lawrence Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will temporarily close, beginning on Sunday, for its first significant renovation since 1983.

The $1.5 million project will update the entrance of the 13,500-square-foot building, create a new group study and tutoring area, bring more windows, and improve access to technology.

According to IPL's communications specialist Jon Barnes, the renovations will also include new public restrooms, charging stations, and new spaces for children, teens, and adults.

It was not initially made clear how long the renovation would take, nor an anticipated reopening date.

Throughout the branch's closure, a book drop will be located at Lawrence North High School, adjacent to the Library, at 7802 Hague Road, inside the school's main entrance and outside the building by door number two.

The Lawrence Branch and other capital projects identified in the Library's current strategic plan are funded from individual bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council, totaling over $58 million and assessed with no increase in the Library's current debt service tax rate.