MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library (PWPL) held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new renovations that have been completed to both the exterior and interior of the building.
Among fixing structural issues on the exterior, the interior renovations included new carpeting, expanding the youth services department, brand new study rooms on the second floor, and rearranging the book shelves to provide a better view of the lake and downtown area. And all of this was done with the support of the community who approved a ballot proposal to help fund the renovations.
“You know, the thing that struck me the most throughout this whole process is how much people love Peter White and how much community support we had,” said Andrea Ingmire, the library director. “From the time we were on the ballot putting out this huge ask to the community, through a year of moving things on people, and having kind of chaos, people were so patient with us and very willing to work around, you know, the ‘pardon our dust,’ and this community loves Peter White and we love our community.”
There are still a few minor details that need to be completed, as well as the restoration of the staircase in front of the building, and those will be completed as the summer continues.