Watertown Library to undergo spring remodeling

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown branch of the Carver County Library will get a $190,000 makeover this spring after the library system’s proposal was approved last week by both Carver County and the city of Watertown.

The remodeling project will double the number of computers available to patrons, add self-checkout stations and expand and improve the children’s area. The work, which will also include new lighting, carpeting and furniture, is scheduled to be done in May and be completed within a month, in time for the library to reopen for popular summer reading programs.

In a presentation to the Carver County Board of Commissioners seeking the county’s approval on Feb. 5, Carver County Library Director Nick DiMassis noted that the improvements planned for the Watertown Library address two key aspects — the need to keep up with technology, and the popularity of the Watertown Library among children.

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