Belmont Library to Close February 22 for Renovation Preparation

The city of Richmond's Belmont Library, located at 3100 Ellwood Avenue, will be closed on Monday, February 22, 2010, to prepare for substantial renovations. This one-day closure will allow for an inventory of library books and materials to be conducted.

Mayor Dwight C. Jones first announced the library renovations in March 2009 during his biennial budget proposal to City Council. More than $9 million, over the term of the project, has been set aside to complete renovations to all city libraries. Renovation funding is being provided through the "Building a Better Richmond" fund of the city's Capital Improvement Plan.

The Belmont Library renovation will be in phase two, which is scheduled to start in the winter of 2010.