The Carlsbad City Council has approved a $11 million renovation for its two main libraries with the intent to better meet the changing needs of the community in today’s digital age. City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Director Heather Pizzuto said, “Today’s libraries are increasingly used for community gathering, both for learning and shared experiences. We will redesign our libraries to provide better access to information and offer additional spaces where community members can come together.” Construction will begin in the fall, with one location closed at a time while work crews make improvements. Plans for improvements to the libraries include adding technology infastructure to improve wireless signals and allowing patrons to plug in their mobile devices, as well as adding additional seating, a tech lab, six collaborative study rooms, a new Friends of the Library bookstore, and more to the Dove Library. For more information visit