Ozark Library Celebrated Grand Re-Opening with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — The Ozark Library held a ribbon cutting for its grand re-opening today.

“I think its just wonderful,” volunteer John Jeffrey said. “It’s a such a change from what it was. It’s open and light and it’s just a great change.”

The reopening of this branch is less than three months after the Christian Country Library opened their first branch in the History of Nixa last May.

The library on 4th Avenue in Ozark has been closed since April for renovations.

“We pretty much took it down to the studs,” deputy director of the Christian County Library Katy Pattison said. “So there is new flooring, new walls, new ceilings, new lighting, new shelving. We added on a meeting space and our storytime room, so we have two meeting spaces now. So it’s just a pretty big improvement to the visual appearance of the library. Exterior improvements as well.”

Christian County voters approved a 20 cent tax increase last year to help renovate Ozark’s existing library and create three new branches, such as the one in Nixa.

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