The public can check out the expanded Turlock Library, including a new community room and enclosed courtyards, when it opens Tuesday.
With 60% more space after about a year of construction, the library on 550 Minaret Ave. features larger children and teen areas, a quiet reading room and a maker space equipped with a 3D-printer and sewing machines.
The renovation reconfigured the layout but kept the building’s cross-shaped structure and added about 6,000 square feet, said Bryan Sontag, operations manager for Stanislaus County libraries. The first difference visitors may notice is the removal of the second entrance on Minaret Avenue, Sontag said. New areas include the community room, two courtyards and the children’s library, the last of which used to be where a reading room is now.
Programs for both adults and children can happen in the community room, which connects to…