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Northeast Branch Library Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for January 9
Posted Date: 1/5/2013 6:00 AM

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new 15,000-square-foot Northeast Branch Library is scheduled for 2 pm Wednesday, January 9, at 4854 Lake Jeanette Rd. Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins and Councilmember Zack Matheny will be among the dignitaries on-hand. The public is invited to attend.

The Northeast Branch will include up-to-date technology including free WiFi, a large children’s area, a coffee and snack bar, and more than 1,200 square feet of meeting space for community meetings and Library events. There will also be a large outdoor seating area with landscaping, sidewalks and benches for relaxing.

In 2006, voters approved $3.6 million to construct the facility on a site shared with Fire Station #43 at the corner of Bass Chapel and Lake Jeanette Road. The library replaces the former Northeast Branch Library, which closed July 2002.

In the fall of 2008, Library staff and J. Hyatt Hammond Associates began the first phase of the project with a community input process that gave residents an opportunity to envision their new library. An advisory committee of interested residents formed during this period and the group has continued to advise and advocate for this library through each phase of the project. 

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