The Valley Library in the Mendenhall Mall will close on August 31st, and Library staff will move into the new facility in September. Construction progress is coming along well and is on track to be complete in September as well. We aim to open in early October, and have tentatively set a grand opening celebration for November 7th, although still tentative at this point.
For those who purchased an engraved brick, all 840+ bricks are installed on the exterior of the building near the front entryway - you'll get to see them soon!
Recent photos of the project:
Entryway on the right, install of linear wood ceiling (hemlock wood) in progress
Exterior shot from across Riverside Dr
Reading nooks (carpet pad currently installed, carpet coming soon) in the Children's area of the library
Glass partition between the large meeting room and foyer, which is operable and stores in a side room for large meetings/events
Looking down what will be the main stack area
Another shot of the main stack area, featuring the courtyard windows and Friends of the Library fireplace (background, right)
From inside one of the study rooms. Each study room has a glass markerboard on one wall with a screen on the other.
Another study room shot - each room is separated from the main library with glass.