TULSA - Tulsa's City-County Library CEO Gary Shafffer is unveiling new plans to makeover the downtown branch.
Central Library dates back to 1965 and officials have never changed it.
"It's very old and musty smelling upstairs," Sara Beth Wallace said.
Shaffer says 416,000 people come each year with many meeting for projects and because of that, it must have a community feel.
"Libraries are busier than they've ever been. They're a place where people can come together," said Shaffer.
He says anytime there's a maintenance issue, workers must create that part, since companies don't make the original one.
He says building has a good foundation, so they don't have to tear it down, just replace the windows and siding.
Library officials are closing the building in early September and moving just a mile south to 11th and South Denver for the next two years.
The renovations are estimated to cost $47.8 million. Right now, the library has $15 million. Leaders are fundraising for the rest. If they don't get all the money, they'll scale back the renovation.
Officials are unveiling the plans to the public Feb. 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Library.
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