NEWS

Clifton Branch

Grand Opening: May 28, 5:30 p.m.

Renovation underway

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

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

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Reading and St. Bernard Branches

Grand Openings: June 23, 5:30 p.m. (Reading) & June 22, 5:30 p.m. (St. Bernard)

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

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

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, 2014. The Library also celebrated the start of construction of the new new Clifton, Reading and St. Bernard branches with groundbreaking ceremonies April 21.

Clifton Branch

The grand opening of the new Clifton Branch Library was held May 28, 2015, Located in the new renovated, historic Parkview Manor at 3400 Brookline Ave., the new branch replaces a 2,500-square-foot storefront property with a 10,000-square-foot location boasting innovative features and services.

More details about the Clifton Branch project.

St. Bernard Branch

The grand opening of the new St. Bernard Branch Library was held June 22, 2015. The brand-new eight-thousand-square-foot building boasts a MakerSpace, RFID check-in and check-out, a desk free mobile service model, a larger staff, plenty of parking, and is open seven days a week to serve the community. There is also more space for reading, more computers, and a generous meeting room.

More details about the St. Bernard Branch project.

Reading Branch

The grand opening of the new Reading Branch Library was held on June 23, 2015. The brand-new twelve-thousand-square-foot facility is located at 8740 Reading Rd. and is more than six times the size of the old branch. The new branch boasts a MakerSpace, RFID check-in and check-out of items, a desk-free mobile service model, a larger staff, a drive-thru window, plenty of parking, and is open seven days a week to serve the community. There is also expanded space for reading, a generous meeting room, and 10 times the number of computers available to the public compared with the old branch.

More details about the Reading Branch project.

Construction Timelines

2013
2014
2015

Clifton Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Grand Opening
May 28, 5:30 p.m.
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014

Reading Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Grand Opening
June 23, 5:30 p.m.
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014

St. Bernard Branch

DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Grand Opening
June 22, 5:30 p.m.
Groundbreaking
April 21, 2014