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New meeting room added at East Helena library

Renovations for East Helena library
Posted at 8:21 AM, Jun 19, 2024

EAST HELENA — The Lewis & Clark Library's branch in East Helena is turning a new page after adding a new meeting space to the facility.

"We are growing as a community, and more and more people are taking advantage of the library and the services that we offer; with that, it gets nosier inside a space that's just one big room," said Andrea Eckerson, the Lewis & Clark Library's East Helena manager.

New meeting space at East Helena library

Since the beginning of this year, the library has been discussing adding a meeting room, and in May, the renovations began.

Eckerson said, "We've been looking for a location to try to build a larger building, and when it was determined that that wasn't going to be a fast process, this came to light as an idea."

The meeting room is approximately 20 by 17 feet.

Roughly 500 items from the library had to be moved to the Lewis and Clark Library's Helena Branch to make room for the new space.

It has sound-insulated walls, an 85-inch TV, and tables and chairs.

Meeting Room

"It's free and open to the public. You can find quiet spaces, but a lot of times, it's not free," said Eckerson.

The meeting room will host the library's programming, such as workshops, classes, and story times.

The library is still finishing the space, so it is not open to the public yet, but once it opens in the fall, anyone can reserve the space with or without a library card.

You can find where to stay updated with when the meeting room will be open for reservations here.