New library takes shape
Crews began steel work this week, after completing the basement and foundation. In the coming weeks, we'll see a lot of activity on the new library at 227 S. Seventh St.
View of new library construction from Sixth Street (near Campbell).
What will the new library feature? The 57,000-square-foot building will have 76 off-street parking spaces, drive-up convenience, a variety of meeting areas, a community art gallery, and outdoor reading spaces.
* The Library will feature an enhanced children’s area with developmentally appropriate collections, play areas, and learning opportunities for children from birth through eighth grade.
* Teens and adults will have access to a variety of library materials and enjoy spending time in the quiet reading and study spaces.
* Additionally, Library service will be expanded to include new opportunities for collaborating, using technology, and experimenting in lab spaces.
Putting up steel along Campbell Street.
When will the new library open? The goal is a prospective opening date in the fall of 2019.
Crews working at Campbell and Sixth streets.
View renderings of the new library at https://www.gpldnewbuilding.org/single-post/2018/08/07/Building-Our-Future-Renderings-of-the-new-library.
View of new library from Seventh Street.