Woodridge Interim Library opens today!

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Happy Monday!

The Woodridge Interim Library at 1790 Douglas St. NE, three blocks south of the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, opens today at 9:30 a.m.

We posted some photos of the interior of the interim on Facebook about a week ago, but you can take a look for yourself, starting today.

Also, demolition (removal of old equipment and shelving) is already going on at the neighborhood library too:

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Interim library opening date announced

In preparation for construction, the Woodridge Library will close on Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

During construction, an interim library will operate three blocks south of the library at 1790 Douglas St. NE. (the corner of 18th & Douglas).

The interim space, a 4,200-square-foot modular unit, will open on Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015.

Take a look below at a few action shots of the interim library coming together.

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Delays for Woodridge closing, interim opening

Due to delays with site preparation, the Woodridge Interim Library opening, originally scheduled for Nov. 12, is postponed. A new date has not yet been determined.

The Woodridge Library, scheduled to close Oct. 27, will remain open.

We will update this blog once new dates are finalized.

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Final Design Images

Here are the final design images.

front entrance.

front entrance.

Read of library facing the park. Shades on the windows will reduce sun glare.

Rear of the library facing the park. Shades on the windows will reduce sun glare.

  • Sideview of the Library from 18th Street.

    Rear of the library and parking lot.

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Building design is complete!

The library is scheduled to close in late October. During construction, an interim library will operate three blocks south of the library at 1790 Douglas St. NE, the corner of 18th & Douglas.

The interim space will open on in mid-November. The interim space will be a 4,200-square-foot, modular unit.

The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015. (Yay!)

Also, there were questions about design for the rear windows; they will have shades, not louvers.

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Woodridge Design Images

Here are a few additional images with some minor adjustments.

  • The exit from the meeting room has been moved to the front of the building
  • Two options are being considered for shading on the rear window — louvers or a roller shade
  • Windows on the upper level have been enlarged
  • Window on the side of the building has been enlarged

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Interim location for Woodridge

Woodridge and Interim library locations

The location for the interim Woodridge Library will be only a few blocks south of the current library — at 1790 Douglas Street NE.

The current plan for the interim space is to open a 4,200-square-foot modular unit in late summer.

The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015.

(Click on the image for a larger view of the current library location and the planned interim location.)

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