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Complicated repairs to library move ahead, much of the work complete
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The Antigo Public Library's McGinley Room, a popular meeting place for everything from story hours to senior citizen meetings, will soon be back in action.

The room has been mothballed since early this year, after it was badly damaged when a vehicle inadvertently struck the south side of the building.

Although the damage at first seemed minor, the repairs were complex due to the style and structure of the building.

But Library Director Dominic Frandrup said things are now moving at a quick pace.

The drywall has been installed and textured and Hearing Loop cabling has been laid.

The project has also been extended to the kitchen and break room, where the original flooring is being removed and replaced.

“The kitchen will be unavailable until late June,” Frandrup said. “The library staff will be contacting groups who have the kitchen booked to keep them apprised of updates if this takes longer than expected.”

Items still to be accomplished in the reconstruction process including painting, new flooring and the installation of the sound system in the McGinley Room.

While work continues, Frandrup said smaller groups can still be accommodated in the conference and genealogy rooms in the main library.

“Patrons can call, or go to our website to check availability,” he said.

Family movie night will be held in the library tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Homeschool Art Show opening will be held in the library on June 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

“We have been extremely fortunate in that the library foundation has purchased new adult and children's computers for the library and we also have laptops available for patrons to borrow as well,” Frandrup said.

The library foundation also purchased fidget and construction toys for children and teens.
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Dominic Frandrup, left, library director, and maintenance chief Brian Grabowsky in the project area this morning.

Complicated repairs to library move ahead, much of the work complete
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The Antigo Public Library's McGinley Room, a popular meeting place for everything from story hours to senior citizen meetings, will soon be back in action.

The room has been mothballed since early this year, after it was badly damaged when a vehicle inadvertently struck the south side of the building.

Although the damage at first seemed minor, the repairs were complex due to the style and structure of the building.

But Library Director Dominic Frandrup said things are now moving at a quick pace.

The drywall has been installed and textured and Hearing Loop cabling has been laid.

The project has also been extended to the kitchen and break room, where the original flooring is being removed and replaced.

“The kitchen will be unavailable until late June,” Frandrup said. “The library staff will be contacting groups who have the kitchen booked to keep them apprised of updates if this takes longer than expected.”

Items still to be accomplished in the reconstruction process including painting, new flooring and the installation of the sound system in the McGinley Room.

While work continues, Frandrup said smaller groups can still be accommodated in the conference and genealogy rooms in the main library.

“Patrons can call, or go to our website to check availability,” he said.

Family movie night will be held in the library tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Homeschool Art Show opening will be held in the library on June 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

“We have been extremely fortunate in that the library foundation has purchased new adult and children's computers for the library and we also have laptops available for patrons to borrow as well,” Frandrup said.

The library foundation also purchased fidget and construction toys for children and teens.
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Dominic Frandrup, left, library director, and maintenance chief Brian Grabowsky in the project area this morning.
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