West Toledo Library

“The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of its renovated West Toledo Branch, located at 1320 Sylvania Ave. The location has been closed for about one year to expand the branch and add exciting new features. West Toledo officials are especially excited about the branch’s new digital features, including the system’s first-ever 3D Printer, a desktop version by MakerBot (www.makerbot.com ) which will allow Library-trained customers the opportunity to upload their own print designs from a computer or flash drive and make three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Also, the re-opened branch will feature a Creation Studio area with teens and young adults in mind, that will feature Apple’s GarageBand for Mac, (www.apple.com/mac/garageband/ ) to allow customers their own space to create music, record vocals and more.”

west01After this 2.9 million dollar renovation, this Lucas County library (1320 Sylvania Avenue) now ranks among the most technologically advanced branches in the county system.

Upgrades included:

– remodeled and upgraded gathering spaces,
– building addition
– a 2,500-square-foot addition for a new children’s section
– use of a 3-D printer
– a new elevator for patrons
– mechanical, electrical, and technology upgrades

The branch’s historic features were preserved during this process, original fireplaces and windows were retained and refurbished.

Toledo Blade Article: West Toledo’s technologically advanced library retains its neighborhood charm
Toledo Free Press Article:  West Toledo Library blends past with digital future
Toledo Blade Article on the tree sculptures: Tree sculptures to adorn Toledo Library
Toledo Blade Article on the revamp:  West Toledo library to get revamp

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