The Nichols Library was officially re-opened, writing a new chapter for the downtown Naperville library and those who visit it.
“Oh it’s absolutely beautiful and up to date, efficient, clean and welcoming,” said Bettye Wehrli, a frequent patron to the library.
That’s no surprise, after eight months of renovations and $2.3 million, upgrades were evident and needed with changing times.
“We needed to update our electricity and added the number of outlets the public can use for their devices, as you know everybody now walks in with a device and has to power up,” said Olya Tymciurak, Manager of the Nichols Library.
Other changes may be more apparent, like new flooring that will wear better and new furnishings that are placed in an open-concept design.
The library’s computer lab was also moved upstairs to allow for more programming space.
All these changes can help re-write how library patrons use the space.
“They’ll stay longer and perhaps discover new materials that they haven’t looked at before and be exposed to something new and use their imagination and better themselves, better their lives and move forward,” said Tymciurak.
The 95th Street Library will soon undergo renovations as well.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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