JoCo Library’s Central Branch reopens after millions in renovations

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- After spending the last nine months out of circulation, the Central Resources Library in Overland Park finally reopened Friday.

Johnson County officials spent more than $3.5 million renovating the 20-year-old building.

Besides putting in new carpet and a fresh coat of paint, they also expanded technology with more computers and 3-D printers.

The area is better organized, and a lot of money went into energy efficient heaters and air conditioners.

With more than 1000 people using this library daily, library officials believe the patrons will appreciate all of the renovations.

"It was about the community," librarian Sean Casserley said. "It's not my library, it's the communities library so it was really important to listen to what they wanted and to provide that, and I think we've been successful, but we will know today when we open for sure."

The county says they also have plans to either build or renovate other branches in the next couple of years.