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Ann Arbor's Westgate Library Branch Closing For Expansion

Nov 23, 2015

Expansion project plan.
Credit Ann Arbor District Library

The oldest and smallest branch of the Ann Arbor District Library will closed Friday and won't reopen until next summer for an expansion and renovations.

The Westgate branch will go from 5,500 square feet to 21,000.

Once its completed it will have two new public entrances, a kids area with story space and more study rooms and meetings spaces to name a few.  District library director Josie Parker says the expansion is needed to accommodate the over 200,000 people who visit the branch each year.

Westgate employees will be relocated to other branches during the project.

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