Date of Press Release: Mon, Nov 08, 2021

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to announce that the Wellington Branch will reopen tomorrow, November 9 at 10:00 am. The branch closed in late December 2020 for renovations and chiller replacement. The building has been reconfigured to create an enhanced user experience with brighter LED lighting, bar top seating, independent work stations, an additional study room, new flooring and vibrant color scheme.

In addition a flexible large group study/work room known as the Co-space was added. It features movable furniture and a soon-to-be added smart television. The branch also added the CreationStation, a digital media lab and recording studio, similar to the one at the Main Library. Due to supply chain issues, the delivery of equipment for these new spaces has been delayed.

“Even though there are a few items left to complete, the branch is ready to open back up to the community so they can access a wide range of library services,” said Library Director Doug Crane. While the branch was closed the Bookmobile provided Library service to the community. “We believe the residents of Wellington will appreciate the upgrades and refurbishments as the Library continues its mission to connect communities, inspire thought and enrich lives,” said Crane.

The $4.2 million project was funded with reserves from the Library Taxing District.