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New walkways, ramps improve accessibility at Goodyear Library

Post Date:04/24/2017 5:13 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053 

New walkways, ramps improve accessibility at Goodyear Library


Facility to remain open during construction



Goodyear Library Construction Timeline
14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-101

Construction Begins: May 1
Construction Concludes: June 1

Goodyear, Ariz. (April 24, 2017) –Construction to improve accessibility and transform the front of the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, C-101, begins May 1. The facility will remain open normal business hours during the duration of the project. The beautification project includes new outdoor shading, lighting and seating.

“The seating is both functional and artistic,” said Goodyear Arts & Culture Coordinator Guylene Ozlanski. “At the conclusion of this project, we will have a beautiful new public space that invites people to add an outdoor experience to their library visit- including a quote in the ground chosen by the public.”

Vote for the Quote
The public is invited to vote for their favorite of three literary quotes now through May 13 at the display inside the library. The winning quote will be incorporated into the ground of the newly-designed library entrance.

Option 1: “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”  Ray Bradbury

Option 2: “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” Neil Gaiman

Option 3: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Fredrick Douglass

In addition to the above-mentioned enhancements, a book drop-off kiosk that was designed by local students will be added. Featuring lighting and a student-driven design, the kiosk has panels that people can move and change to create a story for others to view.

Patrons are reminded that during the construction period from May 1 through June 1, for safety reasons, parking will be restricted and the book drop-off will be temporarily relocated. From May 15 – May 18, the main entrance to the library will also be temporarily relocated to the west side of the building. Signage on site will be available to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

For more information, call the Goodyear Branch Library at 602-652-3000.



About the Arts in Goodyear
The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life.

The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations. 
Facebook: Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission         
Twitter: Goodyear_Arts

About the Goodyear Branch Library
The Goodyear Branch Library opened in January 2014. Featuring a dedicated children’s area with activities and computers just for kids, the multi-generational facility also has a space just for teens to hang out with friends and enjoy the selection of teen materials. There are nine public computers and an array of programs for people of all ages. For more information about other imaginative, transforming library programs, visit

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