Eden Prairie Library will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, January 7, and will reopen in fall 2019.
To support library services now and into the future, the project will offer new and flexible spaces for learning, gathering, and accessing technology and the library collection. A new meeting room will be used for hands-on learning such as the library’s Teen Tech Squad, while a flexible-use space in the northwest area of the library will support core services such as storytime and space for schoolwork. Both spaces will be available for patrons when not in use for library programs. In the center of the library, patrons will have access to the library collection and computers, with moveable furniture that can accommodate pop-up programs, displays and more. Comfortable seating will surround a fireplace along the west side of the library, and access to outdoor space will be improved.
The project will also address significant infrastructure and building system improvements needed for code compliance and longevity, and prepare the site for electric vehicle charging stations and potential future solar power. The project budget is $12 million, with the design by MSR.
“Eden Prairie Library is well-used by the community,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Debbie Goettel. “With this renovation, we’re responding to their appreciation for library services, and investing in our current and future residents. We all look forward to the reopening in fall 2019.”
While the library is closed, holds pickup and a book drop for returns will be available at 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie.
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