LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The renovation of the main branch of the Lafayette Public Library will continue into the new year with a new completion date in April.

After breaking ground in May 2013, the original shell of the three-story building remains, but the layout has been altered to include new amenities like study rooms, a genealogy collection and a technology lab.

Sona Dombourian, public libraries director, tells The Advocate ( ) the intricate shelving system is awaiting inspection, and the service desks are being installed.

Included in the renovations are plans to purchase new titles to update the book collection. Before the library opens, at least 20,000 books will be purchased and added to the existing 200,000. The Friends of the Library donated $13,000 to rebuild the children's book section.


Information from: The Advocate,