January 2nd marks the two year anniversary of the opening of the Anderson Public Library’s newly renovated building on North Main Street.
The renovation project, which started back in mid 2016 with the library moving to a temporary location, saw a major change to the original library building.
During the renovation, a large 8000 square foot addition was added to the existing building. New meeting room spaces were added along with great new children’s areas. In the original part of the building, a new Maker Space was added along with a recreated Anderson County/Kentucky History Room.
In the two years since the new building opened, the library has been able to further service the needs of the community. Hundreds of meetings have been held in the meeting spaces as well as many new programs for adults and children. The library looks forward to even more new programs in the upcoming year.
In celebration of the anniversary, members can visit the library on Monday, January 6th from 10am to 1pm for a slice of Happy Birthday APL cake and a free historic postcard (while supplies last). They’ll also have a chance to win prizes including library t-shirts, book lights, notebooks, and more.
The library will also be offering fine forgiveness for DVD late fees throughout the month of January. All members need to do is ask to have the late fee waived (with a valid photo ID) or bring back a late DVD. Fine forgiveness only applies to late fees and excludes fees for lost or damaged items.