Oxboro Library will be closed for renovation beginning Sunday, August 19.
When the library reopens, patrons will find a more open and flexible library, including spaces for collaborative and quiet study and more library computers. Increased space for youth will include a larger area for teens, as well as an expanded early literacy area for young children and caregivers. A new second entrance will welcome pedestrian traffic from the Portland Avenue side, across from Valley View Middle School, in addition to the entrance serving visitors from the parking lot.
A partial demolition and rebuild, the project also includes significant infrastructure work. New HVAC systems and windows will increase energy efficiency, the roof will be replaced, and rain garden features will help utilize storm water runoff. The project budget is $6.7 million and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next spring.
Oxboro Library has been providing service to east Bloomington and Richfield residents since it opened in 1975. “With this renovation, Oxboro Library will be an even more welcoming place for the community,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Debbie Goettel. “Our libraries continue to evolve and respond, providing important space and services for residents of all ages.”
During the closure, patrons are invited to use other Hennepin County libraries:
Holds with Oxboro Library designated as the pickup location will automatically change to Penn Lake Library. To select a different pickup location, patrons can Ask Us online, by phone at 612-543-KNOW (5669) or in person at any Hennepin County library.
The Oxboro Library book return will also be closed during this time. Library materials may be returned to any other Hennepin County library.
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