Flex space extends the life of the Kannapolis Branch of the Library

​Kannapolis Branch will close Thursday for final touches to a year-long update


July 11, 2017 – The Kannapolis Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library System will close at noon on Thursday for furniture and equipment updates. Normal operations will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Over the last year, the County made major renovations to the library including a new service desk, new lighting and ceiling fixtures, and enhanced staff workspaces. This final step will add new furniture to the adult and teen areas.
“Effective design helps us extend the life of our space as service demands grow,” Library Director Emery Ortiz said. “The upgrades allow us to adjust table configurations, better accommodate study groups, provide teens with a more defined space, and enhance the interior look of the library with modern aesthetics.”
The Kannapolis Branch is the second-busiest branch of the Cabarrus County Public LibraKLibrary7-17.jpgry System, serving more than 121,000 visitors each year. Most of the current furniture remains from the branch’s original opening in 1986.
The project’s architecture and construction costs were $100,000. The County received an additional $50,000 in grant funding for this week’s furniture upgrade.
To learn more about the Cabarrus County Public Library System and their upcoming programs, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/library or follow them on Facebook @CabarrusCountyLibrary.