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View today’s Clayton Neighbor article, “Groundbreaking Held For New Library.”


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The new Northeast Clayton / Forest Park Branch Library is scheduled to open Fall of 2012! It will be one block west of the current library location, across the street from the rear parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Forest Park. The new building will serve as a replacement for the 44-year-old building, doubling the size and adding new resources and features:

  • New Library Size: 16,000 Square Feet
  • Books & Other Library Materials Capacity: 64,000
  • Public Seating: 246 (including meeting room)
  • General Use Computers for the Public: 36
  • Youth Computers: 22
  • Computer Lab for Public Computer Classes: Seats 20
  • Multi-purpose Meeting Room: Seats 40
  • Teen Room
  • Homework Center
  • Children’s Program Room
  • Toddler Area
  • Designed to decrease the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning
  • Saves and highlights as many of the existing trees on the property as possible

See the full fact sheet here!

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