August 20 Reopening Celebration is Announced for Warren Library
(6/27/2022) – The reopening of the newly remodeled and expanded Warren Library will kick off with a ribbon cutting and Grand Opening Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, that will include live entertainment, free refreshments, tours of the library, and more for the entire community.
The Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, closed to the public on Feb. 28, 2022, to accommodate the final stages of a construction and renovation project that began in April 2021. Library administrators had hoped to re-open the building in phases, however, due to supply chain delays, that plan was not feasible and instead the entire building will now open on August 20 with the Grand Opening Celebration.
Regular hours will begin at the Warren Library on Monday, August 22. The library will return to its pre-pandemic operating hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.
“We are excited to be able to share news about the reopening and to invite the community to join with us in celebrating completion of this project,” said Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Executive Director Jim Wilkins. “There has been great anticipation by our customers who are eager to return to the library, and we know they will be as thrilled as we are with all the updates and innovations we have incorporated into the building.”
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library locations in Brookfield, Cortland, Howland, and Liberty will close early at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19, and the Lordstown Library will be closed all day so that all library system staff may attend an in-service day prior to the Warren Library reopening.
About the Warren Library Building Project
- Construction began in April 2021 for the project to build a 14,800 sq. ft. one-story addition onto the Warren Library and to renovate the library’s original section that opened in 1971.
- The project team includes Warren based architecture firm Baker Bednar Snyder & Associates Inc.; and VendRick Construction of Brookfield.
- Total construction cost of the project is approximately $5.3 million.
- At the heart of the nearly completed construction project is a 14,800-square-foot one-story addition that features expanded space for children and teens. The new youth services addition houses “Kidspace” for families with children from birth through sixth grade, and “Teen Central” for kids in seventh through twelfth grades.
- The library building’s original section is also being completely renovated. Old bookshelves are being replaced with new, shorter ones which will help to brighten the space with natural sunlight from the windows that line the exterior walls and allow easier access to the books on the shelves.
- Multiple meeting rooms located on the first floor will be available for the public to reserve and range from large gathering spaces that can accommodate up to 120 people to single-use study rooms.
- A fire sprinkler system was installed throughout the building.
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