Renovation at Central Library

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History Room RenovationThings are happening!

The Local History Room has had to close up for a couple of days while we get organized into our expanded space. Things are quite a mess right now, but soon we’ll be enjoying more room and a great new layout. ...


Exciting Changes

There are more big changes going on at the Central Library—changes that will affect the first floor Children's Room and the second floor Local History Room.



Library Enhancements

construction work at Central Library

Construction work begins at Central Library August 5th.

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Central Library Building Enhancements

Children’s Room

The Children’s Room is being redesigned to accommodate KPL’s selection as a Family Place Library™. Expanding on the traditional role of children’s services, Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children’s growth and development. Family Place Libraries redesign the library environment to be welcoming and appropriate for children beginning at birth; connect parents with resources, programs and service agencies; and reach out to non-traditional library users. Learn more...


Local History Room

Renovations and improvements will also be taking place on the second floor Reference and Local History areas. The redesign will allow for improved visitor flow with easier access to materials, copy and print machines and an area in the rotunda for current periodicals and audiobooks. Learn more...


Renovation Process

The renovation project begins on Monday, August 5th, in both the first and second floor areas. It is expected that the project will be complete by the end of the year. Read our renovation blog on this page to find out more about the work progress.

The building improvements will be paid for with funds designated for this purpose from KPL’s endowment fund as well as a generous donation from Major General and Mrs. John S. Patton of McLean, VA. Their generous gifts will pay for the work to expand the Local History Room. Toys and some programming for the new Children’s activity room will be paid for by a Family Place grant.