The Thibodaux branch of the Lafourche Parish Library has a new look, as well as a lot more space.
The library will soon reopen after extensive renovations, with a new, second-story addition to be unveiled to the public next week.
The library has been closed since Jan. 25 so the finishing touches could be put on a year-long renovation and expansion effort.
The $3.5 million project adds more than 6,800 square feet of space in new second floor which will house collections and services for adults, including reference services.
The money to finance the project came from the library’s reserve fund, which was originally raised to build a new library in Thibodaux over a decade ago.
When those plans fell through, the library moved into the current location at 705 W. Fifth St., which had previously housed the Daily Comet.
Library Director Laura Sanders said the renovation was a “huge deal.”