Columbiana Public Library unveils recent renovations

The Columbiana Public Library celebrated recent renovations at a June 10 ribbon cutting. (Ginny Cooper/For the Reporter)

The Columbiana Public Library celebrated recent renovations at a June 10 ribbon cutting. (Ginny Cooper/For the Reporter)

By GINNY COOPER / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana Public Library unveiled recent renovations and new computers at a ribbon cutting on June 10.

The library received a fresh coat of paint, new carpet and upgraded, ADA-compliant restrooms as part of a project that was a combined effort by Shelby County and the city of Columbiana.

“The whole building got a makeover,” Library Director Dutcha Lawson said.
In addition, the library received a Library Services and Technology Act grant totaling $9,375 as well as a city match of $2,344 to update computers and other technology throughout the building.

The library was able to purchase eight complete computer stations, six laptops, a document camera, microphone, printer, fax machine, scanner and wireless printer.
Lawson said many library patrons use the computers to search for jobs, work on resumes and perform research.

“Our computers were nearing the end of their lifespan,” Lawson said, and noted the library plans to offer computer classes in the future.

“We’re just very excited about everything,” Lawson said.