The 8,800-square-foot Westside Library Branch held a grand opening celebration in September. The Westside Library Branch offers over 15,000 books, DVDs, newspapers and magazines along with a state-of-the-art meeting room.

The new branch also features a teaching garden, four study rooms and a teen area with gaming technology. Public computers with high-speed internet as well as printing, scanning and faxing capabilities will also be available for use.

Located next to the Westside Community Center, residents can also participate in several programs and activities at the new library, including DIY classes, family story times and more. The $5.5 million project was funded through the city’s 2019 bond program and helps the city provide services, community events and educational opportunities to the growing community.