Library adds Cafe & Teen Room
The Wilson County Public Library's main branch on Nash Street started upgrades this week. As part of this year's budget, approximately $300,000 for capital is funding the the library upgrades. The building is getting new carpet and is renovating areas for a cafe and teen area. Molly Westmoreland, Library Director, told commissioners earlier this year that the enhancements will help to modernize a library that is open to everyone and invites every age to enjoy and experience what the library has to offer. "Seating areas and areas to mingle allow customers to stay and enjoy the library experience," she said.
The new space for teens will allow for gathering and learning opportunities and the cafe allows customers to enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family at the library. A recent Wilson Times article by Olivia Neeley, stated "New flooring will be installed throughout the 40,000 square feet of public areas in the main library. There will be new carpeting on both levels, as well as wood-like tile in the assembly room, on the mezzanine for the new Library Café, in the Maker Space and the Adult Services Computer Lab.
With renovations come some temporary schedule changes: Closures will occur on Wednesday, Dec. 18, Thursday, Dec. 19, and Friday, Dec. 20. The library will be open to citizens on Saturday, Dec. 21 and will also be open on Monday, Dec. 23. The library will be closed for Christmas on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas.