Construction related to the Civic Center project will close the Central Library this Saturday and Sunday, the library’s website states.
The closure will let the construction to crew “remove all temporary walls and clean the building,” the website states. The new expansion will be open to the public at 9 a.m. Monday.
The library was closed for the last two weeks of March, as well as in October for planned construction. Unscheduled closures related to construction closed the library for a day in February and in July.
The library expansion project began in December 2010 and connects the library’s second floor to the new Civic Center Plaza with a bridge that will include a cafe and a wireless lounge area, and the first floor expansion includes a larger children’s area, larger adult reading areas, a multimedia room and a staircase to the second floor.
City Hall also has been closed this week while city staff moved from its former location at 3300 Newport Blvd. to the new Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive.
City Hall will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, but building inspections will resume on Tuesday, according to a city webpage.
A Newport Beach Civic Center & Park Community Celebration will be held on Saturday May 4.
“The grand opening event will start with a brief, ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. to officially dedicate the buildings and park,” the city’s website states. “At approximately 10:30 a.m., the community open house will begin. The buildings will be open to tour and there will be live entertainment, refreshments and activities for all ages sprinkled throughout the park, City Hall, library and the new Civic Green.”