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The Next Chapter Really Begins with Hiring of Adjaye Associates

The first real step in the design and construction of the new library-events center and parking began last week when the Winter Park City Commission unanimously approved an agreement with internationally renowned Sir David Adjaye as the design architect and Orlando's HuntonBrady Architects as the architects of record for the project to be built on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

Calling All History Buffs!

Calling all history buffs! Have you ever wanted to dig deeper into some aspect of local history? Now is your chance to apply for the Rhea Marsh and Dorothy Lockhart Smith Winter Park History Research Grant, which provides $3,000 to fund scholarly research about Winter Park history. Applications are being accepted until February 28, 2017.

Judge Validates Bonds and MLK Park for New Library

Great news!

As you may have heard by now, the Winter Park Public Library and the City of Winter Park received some very good news last week. The Board and Staff of the Winter Park Public Library are pleased that Judge Schreiber’s final judgment validates the City’s authority to issue the bonds and to build the new library, event center and parking at the Martin Luther King, Jr.

2016 - What A Year!

In the 131-year history of the Winter Park Public Library, 2016 certainly has been a year like no other in almost every way. As one of Winter Park’s leading educational institutions, this year was a time of adaptation and looking forward.

Big Day for the Library-Events Center Bonds

Today is a BIG day in terms of moving forward with the new library-events center. At 3:30 p.m. at the Orange County Courthouse, Judge Schriber of the Ninth Circuit Couty will hear the bond validation suit and review all of the facts of the case. A full validation gives purchasers of the bonds Winter Parkers approved last spring assurance that the marketability or value of the bonds won’t be affected by outstanding questions or issues. An added benefit is that it will give the bonds the best possible rating and keep the interest rate low.


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