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Edgehill Library Reopens After Upgrade Work

Edgehill Library Reopens After Upgrade Work

CREATED Jan 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Edgehill branch of the Nashville Public Library reopened Tuesday, a month after it closed for upgrades.

Mayor Karl Dean joined Library Director Kent Oliver and Metro Councilwoman Sandra Moore for the reopening celebration at the library at 1409 12th Avenue South.

"Our Nashville libraries perform a really critical function in our community, and it's only right that they include welcoming, positive, up-to-date facilities where we all want to go to read, learn, gather, work, (and) dream," Mayor Dean said.

It features new carpet and vinyl flooring, paint and lighting, as well as refinished furniture and an improved mixed-use event and program space.

The improvements are part of a larger capital improvement project, taking place across the Library system.

"So over the next few months we will be able to celebrate improvements and reopenings of several branch libraries around the county. We are excited to make the physical structures better reflect the modern functions of libraries," Dean added.

From July 2012 to June 2013, nearly 63,000 visitors checked out 43,213 books, CDs and movies from Edgehill Library branch.