St. Louis Public Library Grand Re-Opening
The St. Louis Public Library Grand Re-Opening happens today with much fanfare and anticipation. This two year $70 million renovation brings a very prominent building in downtown back to life after long needed repairs and upgrades. It is clearly the showpiece for the St. Louis Library system. The renovation brings the 190,000 square foot to life and nearly doubles the amount of available public space. Touted as a mix of the old and new, the architects married many of the materials from the old library with a new sleek design providing copious amounts of natural light and a welcoming, warm atmosphere.
The renovation was possible due to library bonds and private donations. With the help of local contractors, designers and architects, the library proudly re-opens today, December 9, 2012 from 1-5:00 PM. For downtown residents this is another welcome re-opening that continues to bring the area back to life. The library is easily viewed from the Denim Lofts, Grace Lofts, Knickbocker Lofts and others near the library located at 1301 Olive.
Hours of the Central Library are as follows:
Part of Central Library will now be open Sunday afternoons (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). The building’s regular hours are 10 a.m-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
If you have time today, visit this magnificent structure downtown. You will surely walk away impressed and in need of borrowing from the vast and diverse library of materials. For more information you may visit the public library site here.
Enjoy our newest downtown spectacle! (thanks to Adam Briggs for this great evening pic of the Central Library)