Chandler has begun renovating the Sunset Library, which will involve closing the branch for more than two weeks at the end of December. Initial work began last week, and the city said most construction will take place at night to minimize disruption to patrons.
The renovation involves replacing carpet, furniture and equipment. Also, the library will have a new service desk, early literacy area and a space for teens. The branch will have a new computer room and a community living room where patrons can relax and enjoy a view of the adjacent Sunset Park. The library is working with the Chandler Arts Commission to integrate public art into the design.
The city will close the library from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2 for the last phase of the work. During that time, customers can pick up reserved books and return materials to the outdoor bookdrop.
The work will update a branch that Chandler opened in 2000 under a lease agreement. The city bought the building a year ago. It’s in a shopping center at the northeast corner of Rural and Ray roads. For more information, visit www.chandlerlibrary.org.