The Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, at 2818 Collier Parkway, closed on Aug. 14, to enable the start of a massive renovation.
But it won’t be much longer now, before eager patrons can begin streaming through the doors of the popular library.
The reopening is expected this coming summer, though a more precise date is not yet known, according to Bob Harrison, marketing program manager for the Pasco County Library System.
Harrison said the roof has been replaced.
Other elements of the project are making progress:
- The interior walls are in place and the finish work will begin soon
- The mechanical systems are being finalized
- Outdoor spaces are in the works
The library’s interior will be completely updated and modernized.
That means there will be new spaces for adults, teens and kids, meeting spaces, new technology, an expanded lobby, a renovated makerspace and a central service desk.
The renovation is being paid for through a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) that was approved by Pasco County voters in November 2018. A GO Bond is a municipal bond secured by the issuing government’s pledge to use all available resources, including tax revenues, to repay holders of the bond.
While the renovation work continues, books and other materials can be placed on hold and picked up at other open libraries, or next door to the Land O’ Lakes Branch, at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway.
For more information, about the county’s library system, log onto PascoLibraries.org.
Published April 06, 2022