From the The Mercury News (San Jose):
The city of Palo Alto is poised to break ground next week on a project to expand and renovate the Main Library.
Improvements to the facility at 1213 Newell Road are expected to cost $17.7 million and wrap up by December 2014. The project is the third and last to be funded by 2008 Measure N bond proceeds.
“Libraries are so important to the character of Palo Alto, and we are excited to begin the process of transforming the Main Library into a more modern 21st century facility while still retaining its historic beauty and presence,” Vice Mayor Nancy Shepherd said in a statement Friday.
The project calls for a 4,000-square-foot addition with a high-tech program room, four group study rooms and a teen center. Site improvements are also planned, including a new connection between the Art Center and Main Library parking lots, public art and green building upgrades.
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