Grand opening of Library 21c set for June 21

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139786707The Pikes Peak Library District will host a grand opening of its newest branch, Library 21c, on June 21.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and will include guided tours of the building, live performances in its 400-seat theater and words from notable Coloradans including Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, according to a PPLD news release.

The new library, named for to its 21st-century design and features, is located at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive near the corner of Jamboree Drive.

In the news  release, the library is described as “a space that’s all about creating, playing, and interacting with others.”

The library includes, among other things, a creative computer commons for artists, writers and filmmakers, as well as “maker space” and a business center with multiple conference rooms.

“Come explore this new space for community interaction, business incubation and creating,” read the announcement.

The district purchased the 120,000-square-foot former home of MCI Communications Corp. for $3.75 million before starting a $7-million interior overhaul in September. The size and layout of the structure allowed the organization to create a facility focused on usable public space, according to PPLD officials.