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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Wildwood Library celebration postponed to summer 2021

Wildwood Library

A grand opening celebration for the new Wildwood Library has been postponed until 2021.

Although Washington County Library staff and partners would like to celebrate the new library with an official grand opening ceremony, current COVID-19 restrictions rel...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wildwood Library to reopen July 20

Photo of shelves full of books inside Wildwood Library.

Wildwood Library will officially reopen to the public with limited capacity on Monday, July 20.

As with all Washington County branches, the new library will reopen with limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, visitors can enjoy picking...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: May 19, 2020

VIDEO: May 2020 construction tour at Wildwood Library

wildwood library from street

Now that construction at Wildwood Library has mostly moved inside, it can be harder to see the amazing progress being made at this new building. 

This video tour showcases the spaces inside Wildwood Library before we start bringing in furniture, a...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Colorful details are being added at Wildwood Library

Wood Ceiling at Wildwood Library.

The personality of Wildwood Library is starting to show as contractors begin implementing some of the more artistic and colorful details.

Contractors have installed a warm, wood ceiling as well as light fixtures and large windows that let in lots of natura...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Library staff tour Wildwood Library construction

wildwood library front patio

On March 3, Washington County Library staff took a tour of the new Wildwood Library. Staff with Washington County Building Services shared construction progress so far and highlighted what the finished space will look like.

The main entrance to the library...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Rooms and walls are taking shape inside Wildwood Library

construction inside wildwood library

If you could peek inside the new Wildwood Library right now, you’d see a buzz of activity.

The wall framing is complete, and drywall is being finished up this week. The window frames are also installed, and will have glass in them soon.

And althou...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Outside work, floors in progress at Wildwood Library

wildwood interior floor construction

It may not look like it to a casual observer, but the outside work at Wildwood Library is moving along quickly!

In the last month, contractors have finished most of the exterior brick, poured the interior concrete floor, completed the roof, and installed m...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: December 13, 2019

The walls are going up at Wildwood Library!

construction photo of the outside of Wildwood Library

Wildwood Library now has walls!

In November and early December, contractors finished the frames for the exterior walls and began installing underground plumbing. 

Until the building is enclosed and heated, blankets are spread around the interior to...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: July 2, 2019

County Board approves contracts for new Wildwood Library

Wildwood Flyover Video

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved contracts July 2 for building a new Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi.

The new library will be built on the current library site; the library will close July 20, and be closed for about a year for construct...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Wildwood Library to close July 20 for construction

Rendering of proposed design for Wildwood Library

Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi will close on Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m. to prepare for construction.

When the library closes in July, staff will continue with moving preparation and packing. Construction will begin in August and is expected to take one yea...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Target Completion Date: Fall 2020

valley library community engagement meeting

The Wildwood Library was built at its current location on Stillwater Avenue in Mahtomedi in 1990. When the building was evaluated by Washington County Public Works, it was estimated to need millions of dollars in future repairs, not including updates to t...

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Building for the Future: Wildwood Library