Archive for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kansas State Library set to reopen

December 30, 2009


— The Kansas State Library is set to reopen Thursday in new, temporary quarters.

The library has moved from the third floor of the Statehouse to a modular building on the Capitol's southwest side. The change was prompted by the ongoing renovation of the Statehouse.

The library will be in its temporary quarters until 2012, when the renovation is finished.

The library closed Dec. 16. Its reopening was postponed a day by delays in getting equipment, furniture and supplies moved.

Workers built an above-ground tunnel from the west exit of the Statehouse to the new library annex, so that visitors won't have to brave bad weather.

The Statehouse renovation began in 2001 and is expected cost at least $285 million.


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