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Cook Library Center Gets The Gold

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Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce that the Cook Library Center was awarded Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The Cook Library Center, located at 1100 Grandville Avenue SW, opened on October 1, 2008. Constructed by Bazzani Associates, a sustainable design/build firm specializing in rebuilding green communities, the 5,400-square-foot facility replaced the original, 900-sqare-foot Grandville Avenue Neighborhood Library at 1260 Grandville Avenue SW that opened in 1996.

The Cook Library Center is an independent library that provides programs and services for children and adults in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood, including homework assistance, access to computers, job search and resume assistance, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and storytime and arts activities.

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities administers the programs of the Cook Library Center and the Cook Arts Center located at 644 Grandville Avenue SW. GAAH's mission is to transform lives in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood through reading and the arts and by celebrating the community's cultural richness.

For more information, contact Executive Director Marjorie Kuipers at 742-0692 or [email protected].

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 Why can't all of the buildings just be LEED Certified? At least all of the GR buildings... someday!