UPDATE: The Agave Library has been open since June 20, 2009.
If you haven't been up to North Phoenix in a while, you may not have known that a new branch of the Phoenix Public Library is set to open its doors this summer.
Located just down the road from the Goelet A. Beuf Community Center, the new Agave Library is on the corner of 36th Avenue just North of Pinnacle Peak Road. This will be very convenient for people in the Deer Valley and North Gateway areas.
According to the Phoenix Public Library website, funding for the Agave Library was approved in a 2001 bond election, and construction began in the fall of 2007.
The architect of the new branch is WorksBureau (formerly Will Bruder + Partners); the same firm who designed the Deer Valley Rock Art Center, the Burton Barr Central Library, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The 25,000 square foot facility will be home to almost a million books and multimedia volumes. Special features will include a children's story room, reading garden, and community meeting room. The official opening day of the library has not yet been announced.
I am very excited about this new library and I hope the residents of North Phoenix will make the most of it. It is a welcome addition to our community and it shows our continuing commitment to education and literacy for people from all walks of life.
23550 N. 36th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
The Agave Library is located on the northwest corner of 36th Ave and Pinnacle Peak Road in Phoenix.