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Downtown Davenport Library Renovation

Davenport Public Library

The Davenport downtown library has closed for a 1.2 million dollar renovation project. No new space will be added to the 52 year old building, but the existing space will be re-configured.

Director Amy Groskopf says the project includes improving the children's area.
"Make that look a little more kid friendly and also provide some separation between the rest of the library and that area by putting some storefront glass up to give a little sound barrier, as well as just kind of contain the children's area a little bit more."

Credit Davenport Public Library
the new technology area in the downtown Davenport library

A section of the main floor will be turned into what she calls "flex space."

"Where we can teach technology classes and we'll have access eventually to a 3-d printer and a poster printer and maybe a die-cut machine and things like that for people to come and use."
Because of the pandemic, the downtown Davenport library is closed anyway, except for computer appointments and curbside pickup of library materials. During the renovation these services will be available at the two branches.
 Groskopf hopes all the work will be finished by mid-March. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.