Visitors of the Argenta District have something to look forward to.
Today (March 5), the William F. Laman Library System is officially beginning its $2.8 million renovation project for the new Argenta branch.
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Post Office Building, 420 Main St., North Little Rock, a short program will get underway to officially begin the renovation process for the new location of the Argenta branch, part of WFLLS.
The program will be led by Ron Oliver, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Jeff Baskin, executive director the library system. At the end, attendees will be given golden hammers to knock down a wall.
The Post Office was purchased for $775,000 in October, 2012. When renovations are completed, the project will total an estimated $3.5 million investment into the Argenta District. When the Post Office building reopens in early 2014, it will replace the current Argenta Branch at 506 Main St.
The newly renovated branch will be more than 15,000 square feet and will feature a computer lab, reading room, cafe with a patio, gallery/exhibit hall, a 35-seat meeting room, a 140-seat auditorium and more than 12,000 books available for check out.
For more information about the program and new renovations, call (501) 758-1720.