Library plans to expand

East Hartford - posted Nov, 21 2013

EAST HARTFORD - State and local officials were on hand at the recent ground breaking ceremony which signaled the beginning of the expansion of East Hartford's Raymond Public Library. The $8.2 million project will increase the size of the current 48,000 square-foot library by an additional 14,000 square feet, making space for computer rooms, a meeting room and a teen area. The project will also include renovations of the current building. When complete, the facility will be decorated with a variety of town-related museum artifacts, including Pratt & Whitney engines. Pratt & Whitney will be storing the engines during the course of the renovation and will also provide a grant to help construct the final display. The expansion and renovation project is expected to take 14 months. For more information about Pratt & Whitney’s community programs, visit

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