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(WBIR) The Blount County Public Library encouraged visitors to stop by Sunday afternoon to see some of its newly completed projects.

The library's director, Kathy Pagles, said over the past two years the library renovation work ranged from new carpeting in its kids room and refurbishing some bathrooms, to replacing lamp shades throughout the building.

The Friends of the Blount County Library and the Library Foundation funded those renovations.

Pagles said the library is beautiful, but like any building needs some freshening up over time.

"One of the challenges that every library has is being able to invest, constantly investing in improvements in the facility and we had a great library before and we want to maintain that," Pagles said.

The library also just wrapped up a major move to a new online computer catalog. The library was closed from November 11-15 for that transition plus training.

Click here for more information about the Blount County Public Library.