This local library will reopen to the public. And here are updates to other libraries being renovated

The Kempsville Library will reopen to the public after six months of renovations. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the city of Virginia Beach)
The Kempsville Library will reopen to the public after six months of renovations. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the city of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Following six months of renovations, the Kempsville Area Library will reopen to the public on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Upgrades include a new service desk, new public and staff restrooms, new seating, an increase from two to three study rooms, and an enclosed children’s room with picture and beginner book collections, new children’s tables, chairs and workstations, said library officials in a news release.

A grand reopening ceremony will be held later this summer, and more details will be released as they are available.

For up-to-date information about programs and events at Kempsville Area Library, click here.

No reopening date is available yet for Princess Anne Area Library, which closed to the public for renovations on Jan. 21.

Renovations that began in December at Bayside & Special Services Library, and in April at Central Library are ongoing.

Both branches remain open to the public during construction.

The renovations are part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program project funded in 2016 to renovate eight of 10 library branches, all except for the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, which opened in 2013, and the Wahab Public Law Library, where renovations were completed in January 2018.

Renovations are expected to begin at Great Neck, Oceanfront, Pungo-Blackwater and Windsor Woods libraries later in 2019.

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