Highland Park Library Kicks Off Major Renovation Project

On Sunday, December 1, at 5 p.m., the Highland Park Library will close its doors until fall of 2014 as it embarks on a major renovation project that will result in an additional 5,000 square feet of public space, expanded spaces for teens and children, additional computer stations, a large library community room, and many other updates. Site plans can be viewed at sppl.org/renovations.

To celebrate the upcoming remodel, Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, 651-695-3700, is hosting a Siesta Fiesta on Sunday, December 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be face painting, live music, refreshments, a library scavenger hunt, and prizes galore!

Many programs and services will continue off-site while this library location is closed. Preschool storytimes, Mondays at 10:30 a.m., and book club meetings, one Wednesday a month at 6:45 p.m., will be held in the Hillcrest Rec Center; Amharic storytimes will move to Homecroft Early Learning Center; and job search assistance, Paw Pals, and Dr. Who group meetings will be held at the Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, 651-642-0385.

Highland library renovation

[This news is courtesy of Kathy Carruth, Executive Director, Highland District Council.]

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