If I wasn’t going to be out of town this weekend (Go, Bloomsday!), I would happily spend my April 30th, Saturday morning attending the grand re-opening for the Newport Way library branch. While I technically visited all of the library branches in existence during my year of Jaime’s Jaunts, the “Newport Way” visit was a temporary location fill-in at Factoria Mall. This branch has been closed for almost a year so I’m sure the opening will draw quite the crowd. I love the excitement and sense of community as everyone gathers to experience new or refreshed libraries for the first time!
The $2.5 million dollar remodel expanded the current building by 790 feet and includes larger areas for teens and children as well as increased materials, computers, and wireless access. The last day to utilize the temporary location in Factoria Mall will be Thursday, April 28th.
Go! Take pictures, enjoy the free treats, and meet some of your wonderful library staff as they welcome you back into the branch’s updated home.