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Today’s Centennial Library is limited because of space – our hands-on learning programs cannot accommodate all of the people interested in participating, collection space has been maximized, computer and Wi-Fi usage continues to increase, but floor space for users is limited, staff space is inefficient, and the building lacks adequate storage.
The expanded and modernized Centennial Library will put learning on display, will be the hub of a campus that supports history, nature, play, and commerce. A learning space for community, a space where creativity and opportunity thrive. A knowledge park. The plans double the size of the library to accommodate more community meeting and study spaces, increases comfortable seating for readers, offers a larger and interactive children’s area – all requests from the community.
Centennial Library construction will begin August 25, 2018 and will reopen Summer 2019.
No, but you’ll be able to return books at Northtown or any other Anoka County Library.
You can find our Hours and Locations on our website.
Yes, this is an expansion project. Centennial Library will remain at 100 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines.
Yes, the Centennial Library will be closed during parts of the project. More specific information on closure dates will be announced in the future.
You sign up for all ongoing library programming online at anokacountylibrary.org.
You may book a meeting room at another Anoka County Library location while Centennial Library is closed.
You can pick up your reserved books at Northtown or any other Anoka County Library.
All construction updates and available images will be posted online at http://www.anokacounty.us/3244/Centennial-Library-Expansion.
The selection of Leo A. Daly was unanimously approved by the Anoka County Library's Board of Trustees as the architectural firm for this project.
The Centennial Library building opened in November of 1985. In 1996 the library had extensive roof and exterior wall work carried out to repair moisture accumulation problems that were causing damage to the brick walls, but it has never undergone a planned remodel before.