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Address: 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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The Riverdale Public Library is undergoing a comprehensive renovation project. Having leased the facility for ten years, the County purchased the building in 2018. A needs assessment was completed and changes were identified to improve the exterior look and maximize the usage of interior spaces for patrons and staff.
External improvements will include architectural, landscaping and parking lot upgrades that will enhance the function and appearance of the library. Interior renovations will include a new, central service desk, a flexible meeting room and separate spaces for adults, teens and children. ADA upgrades also will be made to both the building and parking lot.
Construction began in May 2022.
The Riverdale Public Library is scheduled to reopen at noon Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
The temporary library at the Alva Community Center closed on March 24.
During the closure before reopening, residents and visitors may choose to visit another branch within the Lee County Library System.
A Community Celebration is being planned for Saturday, June 10.
Funding The total cost of the project is about $4.1 million, which includes design, construction and technology furniture. The project is being paid from the Library Fund property taxes
- Project Approved by Lee County Board of County Commissioners April 2022
- Building Closed: April 30, 2022
- Project Start: May 2022
- Project End: April 2023
- Project Status: Construction
Jill Horrom - Manager Internal Services
Lee County Library System