Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, City Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Librarian Rita Hamilton will officially re-open the building, at 102 W. Southern Ave., with a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by music and free activities for the whole family, including a special program for families with Mayor and Mrs. Stanton, "Storytime with the Stantons," at 9:30 a.m.
The renovation of Ocotillo Library was funded in part by a one-time 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant Stimulus award to the City of Phoenix under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The number of computer stations has been tripled; and a study room, training lab, new meeting room and First Five Years space were constructed. Total project cost is $1,655,846.
While continuing to provide a full range of library service, the Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center will assist job seekers with workforce needs by serving as an ACCESS Point in partnership with Phoenix Workforce Connection and by offering classes ranging from resume writing, interviewing skills and computer use to English as a Second Language.
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