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

As the lower level opens and work begins on Phase II, your library experience will be different.

Project Overview
Facility Needs
construction phases
Renovation Team
Capital Campaign
  • Patrons will enter the building from the new parkside entrance. For some time, the walkways on Telford and the front of the building will be closed.
  • Patrons will access the main level via the elevator and a stairwell.
  • Portions of the main level will be closed for construction. Some materials and services, such as computers, will be moved to new, temporary locations, including the lower level.
  • The library will remain open. However, there is a chance for short closures due to moving and construction. Any closures related to the construction will be communicated on the library’s website, email newsletter, and social media. When complete, the main level will have improved access to the main door, additional small conference room, new community room, new computer area, and fireside seating. The entire project is on track to finish in late 2021 or January 2022.

Park Level—Phase I

Update: Wright Library’s lower level will reopen to the public in August as the construction project moves into its second phase. Repairs addressed the HVAC, elevator, lighting, and other infrastructure needs. When completed, the lower level will house 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