Wake Forest Community Library Grand Re-Opening

Community
Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:00 PM
Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave.

Wake County Public Libraries will celebrate the reopening of the Wake Forest Community Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the library, which is located at 400 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. The event will include the opportunity to check out the library, meet staff and hear from Greg Ford, vice chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners; Vivian Jones, mayor, Town of Wake Forest; Mike Wasilick, director, Wake County Public Libraries; Ann Burlingame, deputy director, Wake County Public Libraries; and Lisa Behrens, chair, Wake County Library Commission. The library, which has expanded from 5,000 to 9,000 square feet, will offer youth programs, a collection of between 40,000 and 50,000 books, 16 public computers and WiFi. It will feature an increased youth programming space and enlarged reading and study areas for both children and adults. For the first time, the Wake Forest Community Library will be open seven days a week. The expansion, which began in September 2017, was part of a $45 million bond approved by voters in 2007 to build, expand, renovate or repair libraries. Project costs totaled $2.64 million for construction, $272,800 for furniture and equipment, and $675,000 for books.