Hartford, CT - The newly expanded and renovated Dwight Branch of the Hartford Public Library in Parkville was rededicated on the 105th anniversary of its founding by benefactor Henry C. Dwight. Community residents, representatives of the branch, the central library, the Library Board, Ken Wiggins of the Connecticut State Library, the neighborhood Parkville School, Hartford’s Mayor Pedro Segara, State Representative Edwin Vargas, and U.S. Congressman Larson’s chief of staff John Rossi were in attendance to witness a community celebration of this expanded facility.
At the heart of this community the addition faces a central neighborhood intersection with transparent space projecting outward into the community plaza, creating a highly visible library interior which will welcome and beckon new visitors. In addition to elevating the library’s presence in the community, the expansion doubles the space available for its programs and services. The library frequently partners with the Parkville School on a variety of programs to serve the community, and its expansion will facilitate a growing number of programs and activities for all ages. Book stacks and furnishings are castered to enable staff to easily transform reading areas into group seating areas for lectures, recitals and group programs.
The expansion was designed by Hartford architects, TSKP STUDIO. Recent library projects by the firm include the Somers Library and the award-winning Wilton Library, both in Connecticut. For more information on this project click here