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Jun 10

A Fresh Face for Howard Miller Public Library

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 11:44 AM by Barbara Williams

After months of remodeling and years of planning, the Howard Miller Public Library has finally reopened its children’s area, along with many other changes. Among the attendees to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday night, June 9th were City Manager Tim Klunder, who was filling in for Mayor Kevin Klynstra, Cindy Koorstra, President of the Library Advisory Board, Bob VandeVusse, Library and Community Center Director, and library staff. “This was a long time coming,” said Bob VandeVusse, “And we appreciate the contributions from the City of Zeeland, but also the several organizations and individuals who donated to make this project happen.”

Along with a newly expanded children’s area, patrons might notice the bright new carpet and the increase in the number of books stacks for overcrowded areas such as the DVDs, Large Print, Foreign Language, and Christian Fiction. Two group study rooms plus two tutoring rooms have been added, and are currently waiting inspection before use. On the main floor, there is a new circulation desk, as well as a tech help stations and a self-checkout. Patrons might also notice a whole new desk upstairs for the youth staff, a newly expanded storytime/activity room, and a family restroom plus a mother’s lounge. Along with a new website, this has given a fresh new face to the Library. And just in time for Summer Reading.

Check out some photos below:
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