St. Joseph County Main Library may soon get makeover

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The St. Joseph County Public Library‘s main branch in downtown South Bend could soon undergo a major renovation that would move the location of the main entrance to the east side of the building.

That is just one of the several changes proposed in a $5.5 million plan, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Other changes include moving sections of the library to different floors, creating quiet study areas on the third floor of the library, removing the central staircase and changing where library visitors park.

The changes would give the main library “more of a campus feel,” library director Debra Futa told the Tribune.

The changes would take about two years to complete. The library is expected to stay open during the construction.

The library board wants to hear from patrons about the proposed changes before construction begins.

Get more details about the proposed changes in the story from the South Bend Tribune.

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