The grand opening for the new Dublin branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library will be June 6.

Columbus Metropolitan Library announced the date in a Feb. 13 news release.

The free event will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 75 N. High St. in Dublin and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with library and city officials, refreshments, music and entertainment, according to the news release. Visitors may sign up for a commemorative library card and register for a chance to win an electronic book reader.

The new 41,000-square-foot, three-level library has a total estimated project cost of about $21.6 million, and work is on schedule, said Ben Zenitsky,spokesman for the library system.

The temporary Dublin branch in the Dublin Village Center, 6765 Dublin Center Drive, will close a week or two before the new library opens, Zenitsky said.

The project is reflective of the city's immense growth, Zenitsky said. Dublin is an evolving community, and demands of residents have changed significantly since the former library opened in 1980, he said. Providing a library branch that reflects the evolving needs of residents is important, he said.

"This is a reinvestment in the city of Dublin," he said.

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