New look planned for Kingman library's meeting room

KINGMAN - The meeting room at the Kingman Branch of the Mohave County Library will get a sprucing up soon. According to today's Board of Supervisor's agenda, the library has won a $7,545 library services and technology grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency.

The funds will go to renovating the meeting room located just inside and to the right of the main doors of the library, said Senior Library Assistant Kristi Turman.

The room will get new paint, carpet, a renovated kitchenette, new tables, a flat screen TV, surround sound speakers, a Blue-Ray player, a wireless microphone, an overhead projector and more.

With the new technology, the library will be able to hold video conferencing programs for the deaf and hard of hearing and other classes, arts and crafts for students and adults, an adult creative writing program and a meeting place for local groups or events.

The grant will only cover the cost of the new technology for the room, Turman said. The other items will be covered by a $1,530 donation from the Friends of the Library and more than $11,000 from the library's budget.

The renovation is important because the community uses the room so much, Turman said.

The Board of Supervisors is expected to accept the grant funds during its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. today at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale.