Delaware’s capital city gets new public library

A sprawling new public library is now officially open for business in Dover.

The new 46,000 sq. ft. facility replaces the old Dover library that was built in 1961.  A lot has changed in the publication world since then, and the new Dover Public Library reflects the new role libraries play in the community.  From a small business center to internet stations and even help for residents looking for work, the library has something to offer just about everyone.

A group of second grade students from a nearby elementary school were among the first to walk through the doors of the library and sat down in a special kid’s area for story time with Governor Jack Markell and his wife, Carla.

Hundreds turned out for the grand opening ceremony and toured the library following the ribbon cutting.  It was a perfect day to head out onto the second floor roof which features a rain garden including dozens of flowers and bushes designed to make the building eco-friendly.  

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