Bring on the books! Grand opening weeks away for new Pinney Library location

Construction starts on new Pinney Library building
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MADISON, Wis. — The new location of Madison’s Pinney Library is now stocked with books.

The city’s engineering department posted a photo of the progress being made at the new facility on Facebook.

Pinny Library is currently closed as it moves into its new permanent location March 12 at 516 Cottage Grove Road.

The new space will feature expanded meeting spaces, better spaces for children and teens, an outdoor event space and a drive-through book drop, among other things.

“The Pinney Library is a much needed asset to the East Side, and the space design and service planning came about from an intensive community planning process,” Library Director Greg Mickells said. “The expanded Pinney Library will allow us to serve more of the East Side community and meet demand for meeting spaces, technology, library resources, and expertise.”

The 20,000-square-foot building will be part of the Royster Corners mixed-use development.

Pinny Library closed its former building in November and had been operating out of a temporary space until a few weeks ago.