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Garden City Library to break ground on new Legacy Courtyard, amphitheater

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Garden City Library to break ground on new Legacy Courtyard, amphitheater

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

The Garden City Library Foundation is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking party for the Library’s new Legacy Courtyard on Wednesday, August 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Council Chambers.

Patrons, donors, and the public will join officials in celebrating the groundbreaking of what some consider Garden City’s newest landmark. Funded through donations, designated funds, and fund raising by the Garden City Library Foundation in celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Library’s Legacy Courtyard and outdoor amphitheater are located next to the Library along the Greenbelt and Boise River.

“With construction completion expected by October 15 of this year, the new Legacy Courtyard and amphitheater will allow the Library to “stretch its boundaries” for some of the 700+ annual Library programs and events, which include its many programs for children of all ages; readings by authors; lecture series; ‘hands-on, how-to’ presentations; and, given its Boise River location, conservation-themed programs, like the popular Boise River Lecture Series,” said Jim Owens of the Garden City Library Foundation.

The new amphitheater will also be an intimate venue for performance art, acoustical music, and guest programs from other Garden City organizations. In addition, with Wi-Fi, benches, study/conversation/picnic tables, shade trees, and landscaping, the Legacy Courtyard will be a unique space for reading, qquiet conversations, and enjoying the Greenbelt and River views.

“We see the Library’s Legacy Courtyard and amphitheater as not only expanding the footprint, capabilities, and possibilities of the Library, but also in playing an important role in adding to the overall richness of community life in Garden City. The Legacy Courtyard will quickly become a Garden City landmark,” Owens added.