Patrons of the busy Budimir branch of Windsor Public Library have 67 per cent more space to read, study and research.
The South Windsor branch at 1310 Grand Marais Rd. W. held its official reopening on Friday, bragging 6,000 additional square feet which includes more customer space, additional resources and materials, and a technology hub.
“Budimir is one of the most popular and busy library branches in the city,” Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said in a news release. “This project was long overdue and one all South Windsor was anxiously waiting for.”
He said everyone, including young families, students and seniors “will benefit from this tremendous space.”
Construction began last April on the $3.5-million project, though the branch stayed open most of the time. Officially known as the Nikola Budimir Memorial Public Library, it opened in 1966. The added space brings total square footage to more than 15,000. With the recent move by the central branch out of its Ouellette Avenue space and into a temporary location in the Paul Martin Building, Budimir is now the largest branch in the Windsor Public Library system.