Haymarket Gainesville Community Library Ribbon Cutting October 22

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Provided by Prince William Public Library

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors and the Prince William Public Library System Board of Trustees welcome the community to the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library on October 22, 2015. Voters authorized a bond referendum in 2006 to build what is a remarkable edition to the community supporting literacy and education for all ages.

“We are so fortunate to have this amazing resource right here in our neighborhood. Combining books and technology, the opportunities for learning in this beautiful library are endless. I encourage all area residents to take full advantage of this amazing facility, starting with attending the opening on Oct. 22,”praised Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland.

The branch will officially open after the ribbon cutting ceremony with community leaders and library staff at 10:00 a.m. on October 22, 2015.

“It has been over 20 years since the Prince William Public Library System added a new branch,” commented PWPLS Library Director Constance Gilman. “On October 22, we will welcome a new library to a vibrant community; a library designed to support all ages with the tools to encourage lifelong learning.”

The 21,734 square-foot library at 14870 Lightner Road in Haymarket follows a design reminiscent of the farm and field history once prevalent across the countryside. An open, light-filled layout invites visitors to explore the full-service facility featuring dedicated adult, young adult and children spaces. The branch will also provide 33 public access computers, WiFi capability, three small meeting rooms, a quiet study room, a multi-purpose community room, and access to Bushy Park, an on-site, restored historic home.

The building is working towards LEED certification. It was designed by The Lukmire Partnership and constructed by E.E. Reed Construction, LP. We ask visitors to be aware that the event is expected to draw a large crowd, and be safe. Parking information is located atwww.pwcgov.org/ribboncuttings.

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