Monday, February 25, 2013

New Jasper Place Library Opens Today

Edmonton's Jasper Place Library has been under construction for two years and today is the first day we will open our doors to the public. I'm very excited to be going to work today.

There are still some minor things left to be finished. Two days ago, the toilet paper dispensers had not yet been installed in the public washrooms, there were just wires sticking out of a hole where there should be a button to automatically open the front door, some of our furniture had not yet arrived... and so on. It will be lovely when it's finished but it is impressive already. Come and see us there!

If you don't live nearby, you can see more online: follow this link to a one-minute video clip from CTV news, and this link to get architectural renderings, and this link for details about the branch from the Edmonton Public Library's website.

NOTE added February 26: Here are some photos taken yesterday, inside the new library: Edmonton Journal photo gallery.


Jenna said...

Very cool, I can't wait to see it up and running!

Claire G said...

Hooray! Wish I could go there, but the mini-video gives me quite a good idea.

Lindy said...

It's been pretty busy and comments from the public are overwhelmingly favourable. I think we have the snowy weather to thank for not being totally swamped with visitors.