Improvements set for libraries

Improvements set for libraries
City of El Paso
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:30pm

Funding included in 2012 Quality of Life Bonds

Improvements are set for three libraries and two new bookmobiles, funded by the 2012 Quality of Life bonds approved by voters.

Half a million dollars is being set aside just for materials to improve both the book collections and digital collections.

At the Irving Schwartz Branch library, 1865 Dean Martin Dr., a $2.2 million expansion will include a 5,000 square-foot addition for a computer lab and meeting room space, expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

The Richard Burges branch, 9600 Dyer St., is the busiest, and will see $1.4 million in upgrades, including the renovation of the 2,200 square-foot building. The library will see new restrooms and a meeting room. This project is set for completion in August of 2016.

The Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda Ave., will get parking lot updates to the tune of $425,000.

The bonds will also provide for the creation of two more bookmobiles, or buses filled with books that currently frequent more than 25 locations throughout the City.

For more information about the library improvements, visit

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