Cedar Rapids begins construction on new public library

Flooded Cedar Rapids street from 2008. Photo by mathman72

Three years after the old Cedar Rapids Public Library was devastated by flooding, construction has begun on a new library.

Since the flood, the Cedar Rapids’ library has made a temporary home in the Westdale Mall.

The new building will be located at 4th Avenue SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, and is expected to cost around $50 million.

Currently, the city hopes the new library will open in the summer of 2013.

For more information see The Gazette’s article on the building’s construction.