Redmond Public Library Dedicates Remodeled Library

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Date Posted:  10/19/2002

The public is invited to celebrate the rededication of the Redmond Public Library on Wednesday, October 23, 2002. A ceremony and cake cutting will take place at 1:00 p.m. followed by an open house from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

In just three years, the number of items checked out at the Redmond Public Library doubled and the library realized 50,000 more visitors.

“In order to serve the growing Redmond community better, we remodeled the building to make better use of its space,” said Redmond Public Library Manager and Assistant Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. “We created the Children’s Garden and Young Adult Areas so children and teens have functional and inviting areas within the library. The remodel has improved access to the wonderful materials and services the library offers for all ages.”

Another worthy addition to the remodeled library is the Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Training Lab. The Redmond Public Library received a prestigious grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that resulted in the 11-station computer lab. The lab is available for community organizations and neighboring libraries to use.

“The computer training lab offers the community a wonderful opportunity to participate in free computer classes and training at the library,” said Dunkelberg. “Classes will begin this winter.”

The library has also added five additional Internet computers, and increased and improved shelving throughout the building.

The project was made possible by generous contributions from:
Ø The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Ø The Deschutes Public Library Foundation, Inc.
Ø The Friends of the Redmond Public Library
Ø The Mary S. Hicks Estate

Architect Richard P.Turi of North Bend, Oregon designed the remodel project.

For more information, please contact Todd Dunkelberg at (541) 548-3141 or

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