Phase one of the Rossland Library’s renovation project got underway Monday morning.
The library’s bathrooms are being refurbished thanks to a grant from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
“It will no longer be 1983 in there,” says Beverley Rintoul, the library’s director.
The building was converted from a garage in 1983 and hasn’t been renovated since.
Phase two of the renovation project will move the office area toward the back of the library, leaving more space for patrons at the front of the building, and more space by the windows to sit and read.
That part of the renovation is dependent on a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure grant, which Rintoul is still waiting to hear back about.
While there isn’t an exact timeline for when the new washrooms will be finished, the grant needs to be spent by the end of August.