BUILDING A STRONGER LIBRARY
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PORTLAND Renovation + Expansion Project
The Portland Library project will include a renovation of the original 6,000-square-foot historic Carnegie-built library and a 4,500-square-foot addition. Once complete, Portland Library will be fully accessible and will feature an expanded collection of books and materials, more computers, separate children’s and teen areas, comfortable seating, and a public meeting space.
PARKLAND Renovation + Expansion Project
This renovation and expansion project will restore library services to the historic Parkland Library. The Carnegie-built facility was closed as a library in the late 1980s following budget cuts. Once reopened, Parkland Library will be fully accessible and will return a full array of services to the nearly 5,000 residents of the Parkland neighborhood. Amenities will include library books and materials, computers and printing services, a makerspace, and more.
With shovels in hand, Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Lee Burchfield, District 5 Councilwoman Donna Purvis, representatives from the Library Foundation, and members of the community officially broke ground on September 6, 2022 on the much-anticipated expansion of the Portland Library.
Watch the full groundbreaking video below or check out the event media coverage to learn more.
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