The Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix recently announced plans for an Irish Cultural Center Library to be built in the city. The 11,000 square foot library will be the first of its kind in the region.
The project is scheduled to be finished in January 2012 and will house more than 6,000 books, a performance space, and a genealogical research center. The new library is being built with private funds on land donated by the City of Phoenix. The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, a non-profit organization, will run the library.
The beginnings of the library were celebrated with a ceremonial signing of the building agreement on January 22nd and the groundbreaking ceremony is set to take place on February 13th.