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Better and even more parking

Apr 302015

If you have visited the library lately, you’ve probably noticed the construction in our parking lot. The existing parking lot, now nearly 20 years old, is getting a facelift. New drainage is being added and repairs are being made on the brick and asphalt surfaces in the lot and roadway.

This project is scheduled for completion by June 1st. Meanwhile, we deeply appreciate your patience during the disruption. Even greater news is that the library and the City of Westerville are partnering on a project that will provide an additional 60 to 65 parking spaces in the area located between the library’s current parking lot and the bike trail near the railroad depot. We expect construction to begin in August and are excited to be able to offer this long-awaited additional parking.

We look forward to re-opening our lot and are grateful for the opportunity to work with the City in creating much-needed parking space. The additional parking, along with the upgrades to the library’s HVAC system this summer, will make access to our library services more convenient and comfortable.


Chelsie 07 May, 2015I have been saying that parking should be adding in that area for years. I am happy to see that it is finally happening. Happy day WPL! So happy that more people will be able to visit and park with ease!
Ryan23 June, 2015What is the plan for the playground? My family and many others utilize this playground during library visits. I am hoping it will continue to be close to the library?
Tamara Murray29 June, 2015Ryan, I believe the current plan is to move the playground equipment to the other side of the train depot, closer to the Presidential Oak Grove, but that it will remain behind the library in Hanby Park. All the best, Tamara Murray Web Content Librarian Westerville Public Library
Tamara Murray10 December, 2015Ryan, there has been a change of plans regarding the playground equipment in the park. The latest update is that the Westerville Parks & the Sunrise Rotary are going to be removing it and relocating it to Manzanillo, Mexico where children who need such items can enjoy it. The Children’s Foundation and Casa Hogar Los Angelitos are facilitating this transfer. Thanks again for your question! - Tamara

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