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Posted on: August 16, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Roanoke County Unveils Plans for New Vinton Branch Library

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (Aug 16, 2013) – Representatives from HBM Architects of Cleveland, Ohio, revealed their plans for the new, 20,000-square-foot Vinton Branch Library at a community meeting last evening.

The new library replaces the current facility on Washington Avenue in Vinton, which is the oldest in the system and lacks a suitable children’s area and dedicated teen space. “Everything in a building this age is a retrofit, especially in regards to technology,” says Library Director Diana Rosapepe. “The new library has many exciting features to better serve the citizens of Vinton and will add a fresh and dramatic look to the downtown corridor.”

Other features of the library include a large children’s area, a dedicated teen room, a drive-through book pick-up window, and after-hours book lockers.

The Dunman Floral Supply building will be razed to make way for the new Vinton Branch Library.

The Roanoke County Public Library is the community's primary resource for lifelong learning and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information. There are six libraries in Roanoke County: South County (Headquarters), Bent Mountain, Glenvar, Hollins, Mount Pleasant, and Vinton. The operation of the Roanoke County public library system is made possible in part through the support of Friends of the Library, a non-profit public charity as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to Friends are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and according to your personal situation. For more information, call (540) 772-7507 or visit

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