Status: Construction in progress
Estimated completion: Mid-October 2021
Facility Master Plan category: Big Next Generation Library
Planning zone: North East (PDF format)
Estimated investment (approximate): $5 million
The current Deer Park Branch Library location remains open for library service during construction.
The new home for the Deer Park Next Generation Library will welcome, support, and inspire the community, sustaining CHPL's mission to connect people with the world of ideas and information. It is going to be a place that encourages the community to gather, connect with each other and with essential services.
The Library Board of Trustees voted in October 2020 to lease a 25,000-square-foot site in the shopping center at 3900 E. Galbraith Road, a space about five times the size of its current location in the same center.
Plans for the new space include:
- Transforming the former T.J. Maxx to become an accessible, inviting, and vibrant information and community hub.
- Designing a flexible space that adapts to meet the changing needs of the community and anticipates future services, programs, and technologies.
- Investing in the most immediate community while also attracting people from the larger, more diverse northeast region; providing a full range of services from traditional to emerging.
- Engaging customers with spaces provided for a range of activities including collaborative areas and large program rooms to spaces for exploration and quiet focus.