Building Projects - Lewis & Clark Branch

Your Library Renewed

Grant's View Construction Camera

Project Status:

New building in progress. The old building will close for construction at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. 2015.

Expected Completion Date:

Late 2015

Project Details:

The current Lewis & Clark Branch opened to the public in 1963. The building is 16,000 square feet on two floors and has undergone several renovations over the years, but is no longer considered practical for a modern library. Space restrictions, the lack of study rooms, quiet spaces and seating throughout the branch, and the need for more computers are the most common issues cited by patrons at this location. The Facilities Master Plan recommends constructing a new 20,000 square foot building on the present site.


-Three different computing areas (including an instructional lab)
-Expanded children's area with a program and crafts center
-Space for teens
-A business center featuring fax and copy machines
-Multiple study rooms
-A meeting room
-Improved green space outside of the branch 



Preliminary Budget:

$6.5 million 


Two community forums were held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the current Lewis & Clark Branch. 

Groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the construction site.

Preliminary Renderings

News & Updates

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