VENICE (WWSB) - It’s now official. The new Venice library has opened it’s doors. Many city and county dignitaries joined the community for the grand opening Saturday morning. Ribbon was cut on the William H. Jervey Jr. Public Library on Nokomis Avenue South.
The new state of the art library features books, dvd’s, a creation station, teen zone with gaming stations, a children’s area and also an automated book sorting and checking system which library visitors can view on a monitor.
“I think it is the best thing ever for the Venice community,” said Ann Hall, manager of the Venice Library. “It is going to be here for a long, long time and it’s going to benefit everyone young and old, for generations to come.”
“Unbelievable, it’s much more than just a library it’s a building that the community can really be proud of,” said John Holic, Mayor of Venice. “It’s been done well, it’s full service, it has something for everyone.”
Cost of the new Venice library is 8.8 million dollars. It replaces an older library that was situated at the same site.