- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Jefferson Davis Parish say the parish library in Jennings will be closed for two months while the building is renovated.

Library director Linda Lebert-Corbello tells The American Press (https://bit.ly/1jZCXLO) that work on the 100-yearold building should be done by August, and it will reopen in September.

During the closure, the bookmobile will be parked in front of the library 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays.

Branch libraries in Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton will remain open.

Ribbeck Construction of Lake Charles was awarded the bid for the $445,100 renovation project.

Library staff recently packed and moved nearly 800 boxes of books to a climate controlled facility where they will be stored until the renovations are complete. All of the library’s shelving and other furnishings have also been disassembled and put in storage, Lebert-Corbello says.

Ribbeck Construction of Lake Charles was awarded the bid for the $445,100 project earlier this year.

LeBert-Corbello said efforts have been made to retain as much authenticity and aesthetics of the 1914 building as possible to include original mosaic tile floors that were found under the carpet near the front entrance.


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