Almost 18 months after it closed for renovations, the Kings Park Library is set to re-open.
The library will be open to the public beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. The renovations, which began in April 2011 were expected to take about a year, with an expected April of 2012 opening.
In March of 2008, residents approved a $21 million plan to modernize and renovate the existing library buildings and convert the abandoned Nesconset Armory building into a permanent Nesconset Branch, which also houses the library district’s offices. The Smithtown branch closed last July and Kings Park in April of last year, to begin renovations.
The Kings Park branch is the final branch to re-open, with all four buildings renovations now complete.
According to library officials, all inspections are now complete. The renovations include new LEED-certified green/energy efficient windows and light fixtures, new HVAC systems, a new working elevator and expanded space including a children's room.
A grand opening is planned, but library officials said a date has not yet been set.