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HADDONFIELD, N.J. – After 15 months, officials at the Haddonfield Public Library will hold their official "grand re-opening" on Saturday to unveil $2.2 million worth of renovations.
Due to its age, the 100-year-old library was in need of some major improvements. The renovation project was approved back in April of 2015 and included a 2,000 square foot addition, elevator installations, interior upgrades, the installation of a new roof, improvements to the heating and cooling systems, and making the building handicapped-accessible.
In addition to complying with The American with Disabilities Act, the facility also got a technology upgrade with new computers and systems that meet the 21st-century demands.
The community also got involved with the renovation project by providing artwork within the library.
"This place is a community space. We want this to be a hub in the community and to survive or to serve the community for generations to come, and we think this is the building that will do that," said Eric Zino, director of the Haddonfield Public Library.
Saturday's official "grand re-opening" event will kick off with a ribbon cutting and also include various activities for the family.