LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Public Library's downtown branch is slated for several million dollars in renovations.
The county council on Tuesday approved a request to issue $5.5 million in bonds to pay for the project.
County Librarian Jos Holman says the 30-year-old building is showing its age. It's due for cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, as well as a new roof.
The South Street-facing entrance would also get a face-lift to become more recognizable.
"That South Street entry we would really like to bring more attention to ... We want to be able to make sure people identify us as the public library and that they're able to come in and use the building," he says.
The project would also add study and meeting spaces, and beautify the corner of Sixth and South streets near the historic Red Crown Mini-Museum.
Holman says the library won't need to raise taxes to pay for renovations.