- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Following an $11 million renovation and expansion project, Augusta’s Lithgow Public Library is set for its grand re-opening this upcoming weekend.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2aA7wjd ) Saturday’s open house will provide visitors with a first look at the new library, which nearly tripled in size. But they won’t be allowed to check out book or other materials until business resumes Monday.

Library director Elizabeth Pohl says she encourages people to come see how true the renovation is to the original library, which was built in 1896.

Pohl cautioned that there still are a few loose ends being tied up, with 13 of the library’s detailed stained glass windows still needing to be reinstalled.

Private donations and an $8 million bond from the city paid for the revitalization project.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/


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