From the Pioneer Press:
When Minneapolis tears down its 41-year-old library this fall to build a new one, some artifacts that have defined the feel, the smell, the muffled sounds of that public space will go away.
The old card catalog, that wooden, bedrawered box on sturdy legs — gone. And the rickety old conveyor belt, laden with buckets in which books are delivered to patrons? Forget about it.
It will be out with the old. But no one knows for sure what will constitute the new . . .
More. More information about the new Central Public Library can be found here.