Monday, May 16, 2011
Renovations to the Callaway County Public Library will begin Monday.
Melissa Carr, director of the Daniel Boone Regional Library, said the Callaway County Public Library will be open during the renovation but air conditioning will be turned off while repairs are completed.
Carr said the work is preventative maintenance. “We wanted to take this step now to preserve the historical integrity of the building and protect the library materials,” Carr said.
The original Callaway County Public Library building is one of the 2,000 Carnegie libraries that were a gift of the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The Fulton library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1912 with a $12,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation, the original roof on the library was constructed of English clay tiles.