The Community Technology Center just keeps on growing!
If you haven't been to the Central Library's fourth level in the last week or so, come up and check out the ever-expanding Community Technology Center -- we've grown again! On Wednesday thirty more public computers, complete with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2007, were booted up and made ready for public use. We now have 20 computers for 2-hour sessions; 24 computers for 1-hour sessions; and 8 computers for 30-minute sessions. It will be a while before our classrooms are available for group lessons again, but we are still offering
The branch was previously scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 29, but the fire inspection has been rescheduled, delaying the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy needed before we can open the building to the public.
The building is undergoing many improvements to accommodate customers, making it a safer, more user-friendly environment. Upgrades were also made to heating and cooling systems to make them more energy efficient.
At its regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 17, the Library Commission voted on the Colfax and Irving (Avondale) site as the preferred site for the new Westside Library. It will become the selected site upon final negotiation of sales terms and approval of a purchase contract by the City and the property owner.
The Commission arrived at this decision after an extensive review process, including discussions with the community, and considering -- among other issues -- accessibility to the most number of Denver residents, with a focus on children. Additional criteria included parking, land price, bus access, light rail access, total population within one mile and site size.