library en Renovations on Syracuse's Central Library begin <p>It's been almost two years since Onondaga County lawmakers approved funding for renovation of the Central Library in downtown Syracuse. Now the first steps in revamping the facility are starting.</p><p>The Central Library has been ensconced in the Galleries of Syracuse for 25 years now. When it opened up, the Galleries was a retail hub, that's now morphed into what amounts to an office building. Central Librarian Doreen Milcarek says the facility needs to downsize, a move that will reflect staffing cutbacks and the changing needs of library patrons.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:00:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40778 at Renovations on Syracuse's Central Library begin Library funding is focus of Library Advocacy Day <p>The library lobby is heading to Albany today to ask lawmakers to restore funding that has been lost for five years now.<br> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:59:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34269 at