BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The old library is preparing to become the “new” library as closing and moving dates are now set.
From the City of Boca Raton Library:
The current Downtown Library building, located at 200 NW Boca Raton Blvd, closes to the public starting Monday, June 3. The building is closing in order for the Downtown Library to move to a new building, located at the corner of NW 2nd Avenue & NW 4th Street. The opening of the new Downtown Library is planned for late June.
During the time the Downtown Library is closed, the Spanish River Library, located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, will provide expanded hours of operation. As of June 3, Spanish River Library hours are:
• Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
• Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
• Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
• Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
• Sunday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM
The new Downtown Library will provide improved services and community spaces accommodating more than 700 people using study, meeting, computing, and reading areas. Features of the new Library include a Community Meeting Room with seating for 155 people, 70 public access computers and high-speed Wi-Fi services, and 10 private study and tutoring rooms.
Boca Raton residents approved a $19.8 million bond in March 2003 to construct two new libraries. The Spanish River Library opened in January 2008.