Plumb Memorial Library officials last week celebrated completion of its newly remodeled main meeting room \u2014 phase one of the library\u2019s extensive renovation plans."This is an exciting time for the Plumb Memorial Library,\u201d said library Director Joan Stokes, adding that the renovation project is a joint venture between the library board, the city and the Friends of the Shelton Library.\u201cAn extensive renovation project has begun,\u201d said Stokes, \u201cthat will \u2014 over the course of nearly the next decade \u2014 enhance, refurbish and renovate every corner of the historic building.\u201d Stokes said that the main meeting room \u2014 home to numerous children\u2019s and adult classes over the years \u2014 is now \u201cclean, updated and has the latest technology.\u201dAt the recent staff\/volunteer appreciation luncheon on Thursday, April 18, library staff and board members dedicated the new main meeting room."Board member Steve Bellis has been instrumental in the construction and coordination of this project,\u201d said board Chairman Jim Geissler. \u201cThis effort has been ongoing, and we look forward to the public\u2019s input.\u201d"We are honoring the intention of our library\u2019s donors to improve the library experience,\u201d said board Treasurer Aleta Miner. \u201cWe are excited to offer this room for the enjoyment of the public and believe it will be an asset for years to come. We also acknowledge the support of the Friends of the Libraries who generously contributed to expenses for this room such as new tables and chairs.\u201dStokes adds that having a main meeting room with state-of-the-art equipment will enable the library staff to offer new varieties of programming and provide the public with an area for community events as well.The next phase of the renovation project is already underway, sad Stokes, adding that a new elevator in the rear of the building is under construction and will enable patrons to easily go from one floor to another. Additional handicap parking spaces are also planned for the parking lot at the rear of the library.