By Sarah Klein
The Louis Riel Library at 1168 Dakota Street will be closed today until the end of June while undergoing renovations.
Crews will work to replace flooring, carpeting and slap on a fresh coat of paint throughout the building. The service counters and furniture will be replaced, and the creation of a new designated teen area will be constructed. New lower shelving for greater accessibility will be installed, as well as a new and improved layout for collections, seating and computers. The list of renos also calls for an upgraded meeting room, tutorial room and self-checkout kiosk.
The city says the space will be bright and welcoming when completed.
Louis Riel Library will forward holds for pickup to the St. Vital Library, 6 Fermor Avenue, during the closure. Library material can continue to be returned to the Dakota Street location during renovations.