The Next Chapter: Wright Library's Revitalization Project

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The Next Chapter: Wright Library's Revitalization Project 

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Equipping Wright Library to write the next chapter of its legacy in Oakwood


Wright Library is undergoing renovations in 2021. Needed repairs and replacements are being paired with 21st century updates to better meet the needs of today's library users. If you would like more information or have questions or comments, please contact Kristi Hale, Director, at

The entire project is on track to finish in early 2022.

The library is shifting into the final phase of the construction project. What to expect during the transition to Phase III >>

Project Overview
Facility Needs
construction phases
Renovation Team
Capital Campaign

Park Level—Phase I

Update: Wright Library’s Park Level is open and home to the children and teens area, audiovisual materials, and an ADA and stroller friendly entrance.

Park Level - lower level renovation plans

Main Level—Phase II

The second construction phase, beginning August 2021, will renovate portions of the Main Level, which will house the Community Room, a new conference room, ADA-compliant restroom, seating area, and adult computer area. The work on the Main Level will not involve the historic restorations completed in 2018.

Street Level - upper level renovation plans

Main Level - Phase III 

The third and final phase of the Next Chapter Revitalization will revamp the restrooms on the Main Level to comply with ADA guidelines and rework the walkways in the front of the library to make them more accessible. The northwest corner of the library’s Main Level, including the Main Level Entrance and restrooms, adult fiction, and the north reading room, will be closed until the project is completed in early 2022.

Phase 3 floor plan of the library's Main Level