NEWS

Clifton Branch

Renovation underway

Groundbreaking: April 21, 1:15 p.m.

Addition/renovation and geothermal borefield bid advertisements posted

Geothermal test well dug

Preliminary design plans previewed with community: overview, first and second floor, basement, exterior

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Reading and St. Bernard Branches

Groundbreaking: April 21, 2:30 p.m. (Reading) & 4 p.m. (St. Bernard)

Geothermal borefield bid advertisement posted

Reading Branch design plans unveiled at January 21 Community Council Meeting

St. Bernard Branch design plans unveiled at January 23 meeting in St. Bernard Municipal Center building

More news about Reading and St. Bernard

Avondale Branch

Construction completed. Grand Opening held Tuesday, May 20.

More details about Avondale.

October 2013

ABOUT US · CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Facilities Initiative

The Library has launched an $11.7 million facilities initiative to construct two new branch libraries, renovate a third branch to make it handicapped accessible, and renovate a historic building into a branch. This is the most significant building improvement plan the Library has undertaken in nearly 25 years.

The Library celebrated the completion of the Avondale Branch Accessibility Renovation Project with a Grand Opening ceremony May 20. The Library also celebrated the start of construction of the new new Clifton, Reading and St. Bernard branches with groundbreaking ceremonies April 21. Visit each branch construction project page to view photos from the ceremonies.

Clifton Branch

Michael L. Dever, president of Performance Automotive Network, donated Parkview Manor, the former house of George Barnesdale “Boss” Cox, for a new Clifton Branch in 2010. Designed by noted Cincinnati architect Samuel Hannaford, the 10,000 square foot house is located at 3400 Brookline Avenue, a few blocks from the current branch.

More details about the Clifton Branch project.

St. Bernard Branch

The existing St. Bernard Branch is 2,000-square-feet contributed facility inside the St. Bernard municipal building. In 2000, the City of St. Bernard donated a site and the Library purchased a nearby lot for parking. The new stand-alone library facility to be constructed will be 8,000 square-feet.

More details about the St. Bernard Branch project.

Reading Branch

The current Reading Branch is a 1,934 square-feet rental facility. In 2005, the Library purchased a 3+ acre property as the future site of a library-owned branch but construction had been postponed due to lack of funding. The new branch will be 12,000 square-feet.

More details about the Reading Branch project.

Avondale Branch

A Grand Opening Ceremony, held May 20, 2014, marks the completion of the Avondale Accessibility Project. This $1.2-million renovation of the 100-year old Avondale Branch Library now makes this Carnegie Branch accessible to everyone by adding an alternative entrance, elevator, and two new bathrooms that removes physical barriers to library service.

More details about the Avondale Branch project.

Construction Timelines

2013
2014
2015

Clifton Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Expected Completion: Spring/Summer 2015
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014

Reading Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Expected Completion: Spring/Summer 2015
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014

St. Bernard Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Expected Completion: Spring/Summer 2015
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014

Avondale Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Grand Opening
May 20, 2014