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Heroes Branch Library
 
Construction Now Underway!
Current architectural rendering of the Heroes Regional Park Library design.
Heroes Regional Park Library main entrance (architectural rendering of east elevation)
 

Glendale Public Library Services
Expand to Western Glendale

The construction of Glendale’s fourth and newest public library branch, located on the grounds of Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, officially commenced on June 11, 2018. The new 7,500 sq. ft. library is projected to serve 80,000 visitors annually and bring an array of branch library services and the latest innovations in library technologies to the western portion of our city’s municipality.

Facility amenities include dedicated children’s and "teen-only" patio areas, Wi-Fi capability, a dividable multi-purpose programming room, a study room, the expansion of the existing parking lot area to accommodate library visitors, the installation of enhanced outdoor area lighting and library monument signage near the entrance of Heroes Regional Park.

Construction of the $3.76 million project is scheduled to be complete in March 2019 and the library is slated to be fully equipped, operational and open to the public by Spring 2019.

Partial funding for the Heroes Regional Park Library was provided through a grant in the amount of $43,000 from State Grants in Aid and from Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records through a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant award of $18,600.

Architect: DFDG Architecture
Contractor: Danson Construction, LLC
Project Owner: City of Glendale Community Services Department

24-Hour Construction Hotline: 602.532.6250
Construction Updates:
www.GlendaleAz.Com/Improvements

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Construction Progress Photo Gallery

From left to right: Community Services Director Stephanie Small, Chief Librarian Mike Beck, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Councilmember Joyce Clark, and Arizona State Librarian Holly Henley at the June 27, 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Heroes Regional Park Library.
From left to right: Community Services Director Stephanie Small, Chief Librarian Mike Beck, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Councilmember Joyce Clark, and Arizona State Librarian Holly Henley at the June 27, 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Heroes Regional Park Library.

Click here to view a slideshow of construction progress (last updated 11/07/18).

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Heroes Regional Park Library groundbreaking video

Heroes Regional Park Library Groundbreaking

The groundbreaking was held on June 27, 2018 for the new Heroes Regional Park Library branch in Glendale, AZ. Click here to view the video.

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Architectural Renderings of Heroes Regional Park Library

Heroes Regional Park Complex
6075 N. 83rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85303

(Click to enlarge images)

Exterior entry (JPG) Exterior view (JPG)
Main entrance (JPG) Exterior view (JPG)
Rendered Site Plan (PDF) Colored Floor Plan (PDF)
Site plan (PDF) Floor plan (PDF)
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Project Background

Library staff and members of the Library Advisory Board presented the findings and recommendations of the Western Area Branch Library Site Feasibility Study, along with final conceptual plans and a review of public input, for two proposed sites evaluated for the future construction of a new branch library in western Glendale during a special Council workshop in April 2016.

Following the presentation and discussion, City Council directed the study team to advance to the next phase of project development and initiate the formal design process for a new 7,500 sq. ft. library facility on the grounds of Heroes Regional Park near 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Moving forward, the City of Glendale contracted with DFDG Architecture (formerly Dick & Fritsche Design Group) to prepare architectural plans and perform design services for the future branch library in December 2017.

Six months later, Danson Construction, LLC, was issued notice to proceed with the construction of Glendale’s fourth and newest library on June 11, 2018. Structural and site improvements (library building, parking lot expansion, utilities and site amenities) are slated to be complete in March 2019.  The new Heroes Regional Park Library is currently scheduled to be equipped, operational and open to the public in late Spring 2019.

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Project Documents and Archives

Western Area Branch Library Site Feasibility Study

Fact Sheet
Conceptual Renderings of Media Center and Heroes Regional Park Options

Library Advisory Board Agenda Materials
October 20, 2015 Council Workshop Items

Heroes Regional Park Library Design Phase

Click here to view the conceptual plan.
Click here to view an early video simulation of the Heroes Regional Park Library interior.

News Reports

Project Newsletter (June 2018)
Heroes Library Groundbreaking in Glendale (ABC 15 video clip - 6/27/18)
What You'll Find in 3 New Libraries Coming to the West Valley (AZCentral - 6/18/18)
Glendale Likely to Move Forward with Long-Awaited Western Library (Your West Valley - 4/1/16)
Glendale Seeks Public Input on Site Options for Possible Western Area Library  (2/17/16)

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For more information about the new Heroes Regional Park Library and planned programs and services, please click here to view FAQs and click here to contact Michael Beck, Chief Librarian.
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