News: Groundbreaking Announced for Daybreak Library

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah–The County Library announced the groundbreaking for its Daybreak branch, which will take place at 10 am on Earth Day—Monday, April 22—at 11358 Grandville Ave (approximately 5600 S) in South Jordan.

“As this part of the County continues to see rapid growth and development, the Daybreak branch is going to be in the center of everything,” Library Director Jim Cooper said. “It’s a great opportunity for people in Daybreak and the surrounding communities to experience a County Library branch a little closer to home.”

Because the role of the public library has evolved drastically over the past decade, Arch Nexus and the Salt Lake County Library system have worked with residents to fine tune what type of facility is needed in the community. The Daybreak branch will redefine the whole notion of library, acting as a as a de facto community center, a co-working space, a bridge for the digital divide and a nurturer of lifelong learning and literacy.

Construction will begin following the ceremony, with an approximate finishing date in summer of 2020. The new, zero-energy 26,000-square-foot branch will be open to everyone, and offers a unique rooftop experience designed to incorporate urban re-wilding and support an active community.