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Library expansion: 'It is a great day in Cloquet'


November 15, 2019

Steve Korby

Cloquet Public library supporters, city and tribal officials throw some dirt to formally "break ground" on the new library expansion, which is already underway. The goal is that the $2.3 million expansion project will be complete and ready for patrons by the summer of 2020.

Continuing with its storied history, the Cloquet Public Library celebrated its major expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Nov. 8.

The ceremony itself was a formality, as construction work on the area south of the building had already begun. The addition will add flexible meeting space to the library, which can be divided into one to three rooms, a dedicated children's area, a dedicated teen area, spaces for comfortable seating, a portable stage and sound system, and a teaching kitchen, along with many other improvements to aging systems that might not be as visible. The goal...

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