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Grand stairs main entrance

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The main south entrance

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Beautifully detailed pavement

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Flag of St. Louis

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A grand facade

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Wide sidewalk along Olive Street

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Fountain on west wall

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North entrance

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Bicycle parking

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Water feature with inscription and light at north entrance

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Landscaping westside

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The neighbors

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All lit-up

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Night view from across Lucas park

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Ceiling and chandelier [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

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Atrium [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

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A kid's dream [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

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Kids are welcome here [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

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Arches [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

Grand stairs main entranceThe main south entranceBeautifully detailed pavementFlag of St. LouisA grand facadeWide sidewalk along Olive StreetFountain on west wallNorth entranceBicycle parkingWater feature with inscription and light at north entranceLandscaping westsideThe neighborsAll lit-upNight view from across Lucas parkCeiling and chandelier [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]Atrium [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]A kid's dream [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]Kids are welcome here [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]Arches [Photo courtesy of J. Scarbrough]

The completely renovated downtown Central Library will be opening to the public on Sunday, December 9.  The downtown gem underwent a $70 Million renovation and finishing touches are still being made. Over 4 million books were displaced during the construction but they have now carefully been returned to their home on Olive Street.

Soon, almost a century after it first opened the Central Library is ready for the spotlight once again.

What: Central Library

Where: 1301 Olive Street  St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 241-2288

When: Reopens Sunday, December 9, 2012