Crews Make Progress on Downtown Cedar Rapids Library
By Jill Kasparie, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Only a year remains until the completion of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library building in downtown Cedar Rapids.
The work site has changed drastically in the past few months. People driving downtown will notice the structure taking shape on the lot just across from Greene Square Park. Right now, crews are working on putting in windows and structural steel.
Librarians also recently started picking out books for the collection. Reference Librarian Erin Horst said they were working to replace old favorites so that they're part of the new collection and to discover new reading trends.
“We’re working really hard to spend the money wisely. We’ll have about the first half of it done in November,” said Reference Librarian Erin Horst.
Library workers are looking forward to the opening and keep anticipating the next phase of the project.
"The next stage, if we were going to walk through you'd see conduits and plumbing and all of those interior pieces that get covered up in the walls,” said Library Director Bob Pasicznyuk.
The new downtown building is expected to open by the end of summer 2013.
What's On KCRG