ASHEVILLE, NC – Pack Memorial Library will have a rededication ceremony on Tuesday January 18 at 2 p.m. celebrating the completion of a four million dollar renovation project started in the fall of 2009. Light refreshments will be provided and tours of the renovated facility will be available. Asheville novelist Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves, will make remarks.
This rededication ceremony comes at the conclusion of the first major renovation the library has had since opening in 1978. The renovation brought the thirty-three year old building up to date by constructing a small addition on the north side, replacing all heating and air-conditioning systems and incorporating former storage space into the public areas of the building. New space for the North Carolina collection has been created, the children’s room has nearly doubled in size and the main floor is newly reconfigured to provide more space for seating and technology. All of the electrical and lighting systems were replaced.
The rededication ceremony is free and the public is invited.
For more information call 250-4700 or visit buncombecounty.org/library.
If the Asheville City Schools are closed on January 18th, the snow date for the rededication ceremony will be February 1 at 2 p.m.