Cedar Rapids Public Library is Moving to A New West Side Location
The library's satellite branch location, Ladd Library has been a godsend for those not wanting to make a trip downtown but it has been operating on a lease at 3750 Williams Blvd. SW since its inception and is now outgrowing its own space.
They now have the opportunity to relocate to something more permanent, as KCRG says a $1 million gift from the estate of Nadine Sandberg has made it possible to purchase a space much more suited for the growing needs of the community. To make the right move, your input is needed. Now through October 29, you can take a survey that will help determine how much space and where this new westside location will be. Take it online through the link above or fill out a paper version at either the Ladd location or the downtown branch (450 5th Ave. SE) in Cedar Rapids.
It's a simple survey asking westside library patrons (or prospective ones) how much or little they use Ladd Library, what services they use most frequently there and what additions would make them use it more.
Nadine Sandberg was a resident of Cedar Rapids who passed away in May of 2020 at age 103 after living at Cottage Grove Place as one of its earliest residents. Sandberg was also a longtime employee of General Electric and a pioneer on the earliest workforces at Duane Arnold Energy Center. She noted her lifelong love of reading as the reason for making the Cedar Rapids Public Library the primary beneficiary of her estate. You can read more about her story here.