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Cleveland Public Library celebrates construction of new Hough Branch

Cleveland Public Library Hugh Branch construction
Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 19:30:06-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Public Library began construction on its new Hough Branch Saturday morning, marking the event with a groundbreaking celebration at 10:30 a.m.

The new Hough Branch site is located at Lexington Avenue and E. 66th Street near the historic League Park. Library leadership and community members will be in attendance.

According to a press release, architects drew inspiration for the branch from the mythical Sankofa bird in Africa. The new building will have an improved children’s area, moveable workstations, meeting rooms and a welcoming outdoor space.

The project is part of Cleveland Public Library’s 10-year plan to build or renovate branch libraries to enhance the visitor experience, the release said.

"This is the first of four groundbreakings within the next two months," said Executive Director of Cleveland Public Library Felton Thomas, Jr. "And this is the first of many groundbreakings that are going to come in the future."

For more information on the library’s construction projects, click here.

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