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Huntington library set for renovation

September 19, 2018

Huntington City-Township Public Library board members have approved a $1.2 million library renovation construction bid from Hamilton Hunter Builders.

The decision was made during a meeting Monday night, according to a Tuesday news release.

Hamilton Hunter, a Fort Wayne company, will complete the building construction aspects of the library’s upcoming renovation, a project estimated at just over 334,000.

Construction on the renovation will start shortly after contracts are signed, and the current project timeline is estimated at 280 days, the release said.

“The renovation will bring much-needed updates to the library’s interior, with the children’s area to see the biggest improvement,” the news release said. “Currently, the administrative offices area forces the children’s space to be split in two : the locations will be switched in the renovation so that administrative offices are in the farthest back portion of the library and the entire children’s area is in one open, visible space.”

The children’s area will also have its activities room updated and an additional programming room built, which will help the library in its goal to offer ongoing literacy and growth activities for children.

The library will post an overview of the construction plans for public viewing throughout the renovation at the Huntington library, 255 W. Park Drive, as well as on the library’s website.

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