Bear library will close during $5.7 million renovation

    Delaware’s busiest library is set to close until the fall of 2012 for renovations that include a larger children’s room and more space for meetings.

    The Bear Library will close at the end of the month for the $5.7 million renovation. Officials say the Newark and Kirkwood libraries will be open seven days a week during the project and employees of Bear Library will move to other libraries.
    Under the renovation, most of the library’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system will be replaced. More space also will be made available for study and technology areas.

    The library had a brief closing earlier this year for the project’s first phase of renovations, which included expanding its public computer area and adding a classroom for tutoring and mentoring.

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