Tallahassee, FL - On Wednesday morning, Leon County broke ground on the new Woodville Branch Library at the Woodville Community Center, which will be the first community center/library combination in
The existing community center – which is located at 8000 Old Woodville Road, adjacent to St. Marks Trail – will gain a new library connected to the building. Commission Chairman Bob Rackleff said that this expansion is part of the County’s overall local economic stimulus effort and is intended to provide direct support to the local construction
“We are investing in our community,” said Rackleff. “The series of library branch developments shows our commitment to the recreational and intellectual interests of our citizens. Libraries help to build a more educated work force, support local business and build stronger
This 2,000-square-foot expansion to the community center will enable residents of the rapidly growing southern sector of Leon County to have comparable library service to the rest of the County and will create a community hub for County services, activities, and outreach.
“The benefits of this innovative approach to the library branch’s construction are two-fold,” said County Administrator Parwez Alam. “The combined community center/library will retain all
current services of the community center, and residents of Woodville will gain a library and onsite staff dedicated to their interests.”
One of those particular interests is a vinyl floor that will be built in the community center’s large meeting room room, which was specifically requested by Woodville residents who wanted a
place to exercise. The community center will remain operational throughout the expansion. The new library will be open the same hours as the other branch libraries, and residents can access the community
center facilities during that time.
The existing community center reception desk will be used as a circulation desk for the library, and the existing community center computer room will also be used for library patrons.
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