(KMOV.com) - A $58 million project to renovate a number of St. Louis County library branches will begin in a matter of days. 9 branches are scheduled to be renovated and two new branches will be built in 2015.
The branches will get bigger children’s and teen area, more meeting rooms and some will get coffee bars. Think of Starbucks with lots of books and places to meet.
"And so we wanted to transform our buildings to be more community gathering places, to increase sense of community, social connectedness and play into our big purpose which is to increase literacy," St. Louis County Library System director Kristen Sorth told News 4.
7 more branches will be upgraded 2016. The improvements are being paid for by the Proposition L library tax increase passed by St. Louis County voters in 2012. For more, click here.