Library returning to renovated home
Wesson Public Library is coming home.
The nearly year-long rehabilitation and renovation of the library building on Spring Street across from City Hall is complete and books and equipment are being moved back into the old home with expanded spaced a new look from a temporary home at the Old School Community Center.
"The facility should be ready to reopen by the end of the month," says Wesson Mayor Alton Shaw.
The cost of the project, including planning and construction, was $443,801 with additional $128,801 awarded by the Mississippi Development Authority for the work after it was derailed when initial bids exceeded the original $315,000 provided by an MDA grant to the town. The total grant monies were provided through Americans with Disability Act (ADA) funding.
Following receipt of the initial bids, the town asked MDA for the additional funds which were awarded in a supplemental grant.
The public library renovation work encompassed:
. A new facade
. Remodeled interior
. An additional 1,000 square feet of space
. New shelving
. Accessibility compliant with ADA standards