Additional funding approved for Denison library renovations

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DENISON, TX -- The Denison council has approved an additional $125,000 dollars in library renovations.

Library Director Alvin Bailey says they need more funding because they underestimated the cost of furniture replacement.

He says building prices have also increased since they approved the $550,000 dollar project budget last year.

According to the council, the extra money will come from the building bond fund and the general fund contingency reserve.

Bailey said, "We're now gonna spend a little less than $700,000 to renovate the library, which includes renovating the bathrooms, replacing all the carpet, and replacing all the public furniture, and re-arranging a lot of the staff workflow."

Bailey says the library will shut down for renovations from Dec. 2 to around mid-January.

He says they'll remain open in a rented space on Main Street during that time.