September 30, 2021
RIBBON CUTTING: Park Street Library at the Lyric, Hartford Public Library
Celebrating ahead of the grand opening on Saturday, October 2, the Hartford Public Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Park Street branch library.
After years of planning, delays, and a pandemic, the $12.5 million Park Street branch is open to the public. The new two-story, 13,000 square foot library is Hartford Public Library’s largest branch and boasts the largest collection of Spanish-language materials among any of the Hartford branches.
“This library is very important. It is a community center, café, community room, educational classroom, and community garden. I believe this building will become an oasis and living room for the Frog Hollow community.” - Tai Soo Kim, FAIA, Founder of TSKP STUDIO
Joined by the community, President and CEO of Hartford Public Library, Bridget E. Quinn, applauded Board of Directors member, Ana Alfaro for her commitment. Ms. Alfaro was instrumental to the success of the Park Street branch library.
TSKP STUDIO Team:
Whit Iglehart, Project Director
Tai Soo Kim, Designer
Diana Lanser, Project Manager
Jeanette O’Connell, Interiors
Abi Periyasamy, Interiors
Bridget E. Quinn, President and CEO, Hartford Public Library
Luke Bronin, Mayor, City of Hartford
Matthew Ritter, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Minnie Gonzalez, State Representative
Gregory C. Davis, Board Chair of Hartford Public Library
James Hunt, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Sustainability, Eversource
Aaron Gill, Frog Hollow NRZ Chairman
Deborah Schander, CT State Librarian
Tai Soo Kim, TSKP STUDIO Partner
Joseph N. Desautel, Jr., CEO, Downes Construction Company