Watch: 3 things you should know about library expansion in Centerville

Woodbourne Library in Centerville is in the midst of an expansion project that began in 2013.

Here’s what to know about the current state of the project (watch video above for more details).

» READ MORE: Final designs for Woodbourne Library expansion revealed

Project cost

The renovation and expansion project is expected to cost $5 million. Woodbourne is a branch of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and is located at 6060 Far Hills Avenue, just south of Whipp Rd. The work will be funded through the library’s building and operations fund.

More land

The library acquired two adjacent properties that were a bank and McDonald’s to expand Woodbourne into a campus-like setting.

More library space

An additional 10,000 square feet will be added to the existing 21,000 square-foot site. The expansion will include larger reading sections for children and teens, seven new conference rooms and wireless internet access.

The library location is closed during the renovation, and operations moved to Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe, 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 118.

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Renderings of the final plans for the $5-million expansion to the Woodbourne Library were revealed Tuesday. The project is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2018. CONTRIBUTED
This proposal for renovating and expanding the Woodbourne Library in Centerville would relocate library staff to allow children and teens more direct access to the areas they use most. LWC ARCHITECTS / CONTRIBUTED
Demolition of the old McDonalds on Far Hills Ave. began on Thursday, November 21 to make way for an expansion of the Washington Centerville Woodbourne Library. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

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