September 30, 2021

RIBBON CUTTING: Park Street Library at the Lyric, Hartford Public Library

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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

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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. Explore the full project.


Whit Iglehart, Project Director

Tai Soo Kim, Designer

Diana Lanser, Project Manager

Jeannette 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


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