Manitou Library to get a face lift

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Work is already underway.
  • Work is already underway.

From the listings desk: Starting Saturday, the Manitou Springs Public Library (701 Manitou Ave.) will begin its outdoor restoration project that includes repairing the roof, gutters and brick walls. During the four-month work block, the library will remain open.

But you can send the library off for its face lift with refreshments (cake and "Manitou lemonade") and some words at the Groundbreaking Ceremony & Hard Hat Party this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. While worth significant pomp on its own, this event is also one celebration in a series to commemorate the library's 100th anniversary this year.

While the library received this grant from the Colorado State Historic Fund to preserve the building, says director Margaret Morris, it's still waiting on more funding for its expansion in which it hopes to add 10,000 square feet. (For more on the library's fundraising ventures, read here).

For more on the library itself and ways to contribute, visit manitousprings.colibraries.org and manitousprings.colibraries.org/news-events/restoration-project-2010.

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