Like new cars, libraries also have that “new” smell to them.
And that fragrance could still be detected last week at Lodi’s new library at 8484 S. Main St., which opened its doors in late May.
Ground was broken on the new 2,500-square-foot building in April 2016 and construction was completed this past May. On June 3, the library celebrated with a grand opening and expanded hours. The library is now open 30 hours a week (vs. 20 hours previously) and the building has been named in honor of Elizabeth Garnsey Delavan.
It appears the community has taken full advantage of the new facility, which is three times as large as the former library around the corner on East Seneca Street.