NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Public Library will break ground on the future Pine Valley Library on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at 3802 South College Road in Wilmington, NC.
The new library will be 19,541 square feet and will serve more than 114,664 residents who live in a five-mile radius of the location. Construction will begin following the groundbreaking and is expected to be complete in early 2019.
The library will replace the existing Myrtle Grove Library, and will offer additional parking and expanded space for learning resources, library programs and services, and community meetings.
“The Pine Valley Library will be a community-focused destination,” said Library Director Harry Tuchmayer. “It will have outdoor learning areas, be accessible through the Cross-City Trail, and have the latest advances that will appeal to library patrons of all ages.”
Vines Architecture has designed the new building to be a flexible, interactive library space; and Bordeaux Construction Company has been selected to build the forward-thinking library.
The public and media are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place at the site of the future library. Parking will be available at the site, with overflow parking at the neighboring Walgreens.
Library services will continue at the Myrtle Grove location until the Pine Valley Library opens. The Myrtle Grove site is expected to be sold, with proceeds helping to fund the new branch.
Learn more about the future Pine Valley Library here.