Project is last of the library’s 2007 Better Denver Bond projects and sets the stage for new bond renovations
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 10 for the grand reopening of the Hadley Branch Library! We'll have family-friendly programs and activities all day and invite you to come check out our newly-renovated space.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m., featuring Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn and City Librarian Michelle Jeske. The remodel is the last of the library’s 2007 Better Denver Bond projects, which saw the renovation of 11 branch libraries and the addition of three new libraries throughout Denver. The library is located at 1890 S. Grove Street at Federal Blvd. Spanish and Vietnamese translators will be available for the ceremony.
The Hadley renovation was made possible through cost savings realized through other library bond projects. As construction projects were completed, the library found budget available to complete the Hadley work and offer a complete interior remodel of the building, erected in 1964.
Renovations to the facility include a new ideaLAB digital makerspace, upgrades to lighting, heating and ventilation, wireless connectivity and upgraded paint and furnishings. A new elevator and additional set of stairs have been added to offer access to the basement where programs will be offered in the future. The facility is now fully ADA compliant and enhancements have been made to address safety protections for customers and staff.
Technology plays a central role in the renovated library. The ideaLAB digital makerspace features a soundproof studio where customers can record music or voice recordings that parallel professional music studios. As well, 13 public access computers give access to the Internet and popular office software. A new wireless system will allow customers to connect their laptops and smartphones to a fast and reliable network.
What will the new library hours be?
My apologies for not seeing your comment earlier. The hours will be the same as before: Mon & Tues 12-8 p.m.; Wed, Thurs, Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday closed.
We will be adding additional hours in the spring. Watch for details!
How exciting! This is the Library my daughter and I attended regularly and we have certainly missed visiting it.
hadley and harvey Park area must think its all that and a bag o chips!