The Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix has announced plans to expand its operations into a 11,000-square-foot Irish Cultural Center Library that will be the first of its kind in the Southwest. The new library will be built at 1106 North Central Avenue and will feature more than 6,000 books, a performance space, and a genealogical research center.
The picture to the right is an artist's concept of the new building. Click on the small picture to see a larger image.
The new library has been funded by private donations while the City of Phoenix provided the land. The non-profit Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation will run the library.
A "Groundbreaking shindig" is scheduled for February 13 at 2 pm. The Irish Cultural Center Library is scheduled to be finished in January 2012.
More information about the present Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix may be found at http://www.azirish.org