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Wilmot Library set to re-open February 13, 2011!

The Wilmot library, located on Tucson’s east side, is scheduled to re-open on Sunday, February 13 at 1:00 pm, following a ceremony at 12:30 pm.

The library has undergone an extensive remodel that expanded the space by 5,000 square feet. Some of the improvements include a  new enclosed patio area, a new teen area, cafe style seating, fully accessible bathrooms, a larger meeting room, and 2 new study rooms.

The library had once been destined for demolition, but local community members and the Modern Architecture Preservation Project (MAPP) worked tirelessly to have it remodeled instead. The library was originally designed by architect Nicholas Sakellar, FAIA in the 1960s. The remodel effort was designed by Sakellar’s son Dino, who was 13 at the original opening.

The Wilmot Library temporary site will be closed February 5-12.

wilmot library remodel

Wilmot library remodel

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