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New library set to open in Battle Ground, Wash.

Daily Journal of Commerce

May 28th 2008

The city of Battle Ground, Wash., on Saturday will celebrate the completion of its newest library.

The new $3.4 million Fort Vancouver Regional Library District building is 13,000 square feet - nearly 10,000 more square feet than the library's old building on Main Street. Located at 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, in Battle Ground, the new library includes a reading room with a floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace, a community room, study rooms and large designated areas for adults, young adults and children.

Sustainable features of the building include cabinets and countertops made locally, reclaimed barn wood from a Madras stockyard, and sensors that turn off lights when rooms are vacated.

The library is the anchor tenant for the new mixed-use Battle Ground Village development, which was designed by Myhre Group Architects of Portland. The FVRLD was the general contractor.

A grand opening celebration for the library will be held on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.