The Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., is closed for major renovations that include expanding the facility from 5,200 to 9,200 square feet.
The updated facility will offer youth programs, a collection of up to 50,000 new books, 16 public computers and Wi-Fi. It will also feature an increased youth programming space, along with larger reading and study areas for children and adults.
Opened in 1996, the Wake Forest Community Library serves Wake Forest, Rolesville and north Raleigh. During the closure, residents are encouraged to visit any of the 21 other Wake County Public Library branches located throughout the county. The closest library to Wake Forest is Northeast Regional Library, located at 14401 Green Elm Lane in Raleigh.
The expansion project is a part of a $45 million dollar bond approved by voters in 2007 to build, expand, renovate or repair libraries.
Due to construction, parking may be limited in the public lot that serves the Northern Regional Center and Kiwanis Park, in addition to the library. However, additional parking is available in marked spaces along East Holding Avenue.
The library is expected to reopen in 10-12 months.
For more information on the renovation project, contact Senior Library Manager for Facilities Terri Luke at 919-250-1024.