New Castle – It’s finally open! After a brief opening ceremony this morning the new Route 9 Library and Innovation Center will open for business at 10:00 am. The building is a transformational $31 million facility in the heart of the historic Route 9 Corridor, has been designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by leveraging technology to create opportunities for patrons of all ages to learn new skills like video editing, animation, and programmable electronics, and robotics in a welcoming and accessible setting, according to County Spokesman Jason Miller.
In addition to its core focus on books and literacy, the library features many unique learning areas including a Maker Lab, STEM room, Sensory room, Bookatarium, Scriptorium, Black Box Theater and Eatery. The Route 9 Library and Innovation Center has been built with a significant investment of county and state funds and will operate with continued county and state support along with partnerships with local schools and non-profits to bring innovative programs and services into the community.
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