Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate Newly Renovated Kempsville Area Library

City leaders welcome residents to see improvements

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

​Virginia Beach Public Library will hold a ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, with Mayor Robert M. "Bobby" Dyer, Council Member Jessica Abbott and other city officials to celebrate the renovation of Kempsville Area Library.

The library opens to the public on Wednesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. after six months of renovations.  Upgrades include an enclosed children's area to help control sound in the building. The room has a staff-assisted service desk, child-size tables and chairs, and workstations for educational and technology-focused activities. Public restrooms are updated, and a third study room was added, along with new seating in public areas and a new service desk.

In addition to the mayor and councilmember, City Manager David L. Hansen, Deputy City Manager Kenneth L. Chandler and Director of Libraries Eva Poole will be at the celebration.

The upgrades at Kempsville are part of a $5.8 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project to renovate eight VBPL branches. More information can be found at www.vbgov.com/libraries.

About Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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