The Portage District Library is closed until early May, 2021. It’s moving to a temporary location while its building is expanded.
Colin Whitehurst is the library’s marketing manager. “We’re going to be adding a two-floor expansion on the east side of the building, so it’s the back of the building. And so that expansion is going to add 13,000 square feet to the existing building. We’re going to a 20-percent increase in space.”
The project is part of a ten-year, $13-million millage Portage voters approved in 2019.
Whitehurst says the expansion will include more meeting rooms as well as a new “Creation Station.”
“(It’s) really providing room and and space for those tools that allow people to make creative projects. Our maker space will have a room where we can do messy programs and build and make things in there.”
The addition will also include a new home for the Portage District…