Open House slated for newly renovated Fontanelle Library


September 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An Open House will take place this weekend for the recently renovated and expanded library, in Fontanelle. The project was completed thanks in-part, to grant funds from USDA Rural Development, which were awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Kathy Pfiffner, a representative with USDA Rural Development will be on-hand for the event, which begins at 2-p.m., Sunday.

Part of the newly completed renovation of the Fontanelle Library at 303 Washington Street, includes an additional 23-hundred square feet of space for the library’s growing collections, and use of the facility by an increasing number of young adults and elementary-age persons. The building also now has improved electrical and mechanical systems, to increase energy efficiency, and is fully handicap accessible.

The last time the Fontanelle Library received an expansion and renovation treatment, was more than 30-years ago.