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Posted June 30, 2020

Library Construction Begins

Phase 1 building improvements for all 3 branches

The June 30 groundbreaking ceremony kicks-off the Phase 1 building improvements for the three Grosse Pointe Public Library buildings. The Library Board of Trustees approved the improvements last September.

A yearlong critical needs assessment with four community engagement sessions determined the building improvement priorities.

The Phase 1 improvements planned for each branch include:

  • Central Branch – Renovate and improve the front porch and outdoor space
  • Ewald Branch – Interior refresh of finishes and lighting. Improve site lines and safety at the main entrance and circulation and reference desks. Improve acoustics throughout the building.
  • Woods Branch – Improve entrance lighting, stairwell safety and add public entrance with canopy on Mack side of the building.

The total budget for the Phase 1 improvements is approximately $2 million funded with capital reserves and donations. The complete Space Needs & Capital Assessment is on the Library web site.

New Mack entrance at Woods Branch and stairwell improvements

Ewald Branch Renovations










New circulation and reference desk at Ewald Branch, improved accoustics and interior finishes refresh.

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