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Ladd Library Opens Saturday, February 23

Ladd Library Opens Saturday, February 23

West Side Library Renovation Rendering 3.13.12The new Ladd Library  at 3750 Williams Blvd. SW will open on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 am. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held inside the new library at 10:00 am. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and celebrate this special day.

The Ladd Library is named for Marilyn Ladd, a life-long Cedar Rapids resident who left her estate to the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the largest gift ever received from a single individual. This gift, along with support from the community through the West Side Story campaign, made it possible for us to open a permanent, state-of-the-art library on the city’s west side.

Ladd Library will have twenty public computers, two study rooms, one community room, a children’s library, comfortable seating, natural light, and a broad collection of materials.

After the ribbon cutting, the first story time will be held at 10:30 am, followed by a visit from  Clifford, who will give each child a free book. The Corridor Therapy Dogs will visit at 11:30 am for a meet-and-greet, and another story time will happen at 1:30 pm, again followed by Clifford and his free books.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to check out the new library space for themselves.

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