Construction work begins on new, larger Redmond Library; temporary space opens
Construction has begun on the new Redmond Library. Learn more here.
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The new Redmond Library is officially under construction after six years of planning and preparation, officials said Thursday. The 40,000-square-foot library is slated to open in the fall of 2024.
“It’s an exciting time as we look toward the library’s future in Redmond,” said Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. “We have heard the community ask for more meeting spaces, work spaces and areas for both children and teens, as well as more books and collections in general. We are responding with a new building that will provide all of that, plus essential library resources and tools for our digital age.”
A temporary Redmond Library location is now open at 2127 South Highway 97. In addition to providing materials like books and DVDs, this space also offers a small meeting room, public computers and printers, seating areas and familiar artwork like the bronze “reading girl” statue. The temporary space is open Monday–Saturday.
The current construction timeline is as follows:
- Week of January 30: Exterior landscape removal begins
- Week of February 6: Exterior and interior demolition begins
- March: Groundbreaking ceremony and commemorative brick giveaway (date to come)
- Week of April 3: New construction begins
The groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place in the first half of March, is intended to honor the past while turning an eye toward the future. The public is invited to attend and to take home a brick from the Jessie Hill building after the ceremony.
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