Final Public Meeting to Be Held on Northside Library Project

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The community can weigh in Thursday night on plans to move the busiest library in Albemarle County. It's the last chance to share what you think should go in the Northside Library.

This is the third and final community meeting to discuss the Northside Library Project. Suggestions thus far have been for children's programs, plentiful parking, and more meeting spaces.

The library is moving to West Rio Road at a cost of nearly $6.5 million. The new space will provide storage for the county and will be equipped with community meeting rooms that are open to the public. It will be 30,000 square feet and will have capabilities for new technology.

“People have been very excited about the possibility of expanded space and a more up-to-date and more modern library experience in the north side,” said Lee Catlin, Albemarle County spokesperson.

The library is set to open by October of next year.

The community meeting to discuss the Northside Library project starts at 7 p.m. at the current Northside Library location in the Albemarle Square shopping center.