The downtown branch of the Red Deer Public library is getting a much needed face lift.
Construction is set to begin in the middle of this month on a new ceiling along with lighting upgrades on the second level, home to the Adult Fiction and Audiovisual sections.
Library customers are encouraged to sign out as many fiction items, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and Art Lending Program pieces as possible by early next week in order to reduce the amount of storage required during renovations.
During the course of the renovations, access to the floor will be limited to a smaller, browsing collection, located on the fourth level.
While the majority of these items from these particular collections will not be available, there are still numerous options for Red Deerians to meet their reading and viewing needs.
People are encouraged to visit the Dawe Branch or the Timberlands Branch or visit rdpl.bibliocommons.com
For everybody who signs out 30 or more items before Dec. 5 at the downtown branch will be put in a draw for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Chapters.
The budget for the project is approximately $388,000, supplied mainly through capital funding from the City of Red Deer. A grant application has also been sent by the library to the province for the additional costs.
The project is expected to be complete sometime in April.