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Books by the Beach: Santa Monica's Montana Avenue Library to Reopen

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Westside book borrowers, rejoice -- the Montana Avenue branch of the Santa Monica Public Library will reopen tomorrow after being closed for renovations.

The library began the upgrade project on January 16, and since then, it got new paint and shelves, more book displays and self-checkout stations, and added seating in the teen area, among other improvements.

In a statement, city librarian Greg Mullen noted that the renovation took on a life of its own.

"What started as a re-carpeting project was expanded to a general freshening," he said. "It was time for the Montana Avenue Branch to get some much needed attention."

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The library is planning an open house for the end of March.