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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Wake County Public Libraries will celebrate the reopening of the Wake Forest Community Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the library.

“The library has always been an important part of this community, and we’re so excited to reopen it,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries. “This new and improved building will serve library patrons for years to come, and we look forward to making new memories with all of our visitors.

For the first time, the Wake Forest Community Library will be open seven days a week. The Wake County Board of Commissioners approved the expanded hours in its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, as recommended by the Wake County Library Commission.

The Library closed in September 2017 for expansion. It is located at the southern edge of Wake Forest’s downtown and serves the growing communities of Wake Forest, Rolesville and North Raleigh. It resides on a campus shared by Kiwanis Park, an EMS station and the Wake County Northern Regional Center. It originally opened in 1996. In 2013 the library underwent two months of renovations, which included new paint, carpet, furnishings and a new floor plan. The expansion project is a part of a 45 million dollar bond approved by voters in 2007 to build, expand, renovate or repair libraries.
The Library will increase from 5,000 sf to 9,000 sf. The expanded library will offer youth programs, a collection of between 40,000 and 50,000 books, 16 public computers and WiFi. It will feature an increased youth programming space, and enlarged reading and study areas for both children and adults. 

Wake County Public Libraries has 21 other locations and patrons are encouraged to visit them while the Wake Forest Community Library is being expanded. The closest library to Wake Forest is Northeast Regional Library. This location is a full service library offering programming, public computers and books for all ages.



 Wake Forest Expansion Project


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