Morrison Regional Library, located at 7015 Morrison Boulevard in Charlotte, reopened on Saturday, December 16 at 9 a.m. to a crowd of excited onlookers.
The renovated branch, the third most active in the Library system, increased by 2,600 square feet to nearly 27,000 square feet, and includes redesigned spaces for children and teens, a maker space studio for creative endeavors, a vending café, and a patio and terrace.
As customers poured in, staff happily served them by answering questions, giving tours and of course, checking out books and materials.
Features include a new computer lab, a laptop check out system, an automated materials handling unit, Wi‑Fi availability, and the ability for wireless printing from personal devices.
“This is more than a building. The features in this library are the direct result of community feedback,” says Lee Keesler, CEO of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. “Over the next several years, customers will see renovations at several branches. Morrison is the first location to feature new strategies for serving the customer, and we think our community will be pleased with the path we are on.”
Morrison Regional Library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary in summer. For a look at some of the images from the day, check out this Flickr album
Public funding for the $8 million Morrison Regional project was approved in 2014 as part of the 2015 Mecklenburg County Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The renovation is the first of several projects in the 2015 CIP for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. In addition, Mecklenburg County has earmarked funding for a new main Library.