The library announced the opening date in a tweet on Wednesday.
Today we turn 106 years old, and to celebrate we’re officially announcing the date of our Stanley A. Milner Library Grand Opening Celebration. Watch our video below to find out, and be sure to mark your calendar for the big date 🥳 pic.twitter.com/goKJLobEBr
The downtown library was closed on Dec. 31, 2016 to undergo a major renovation including an exterior makeover, asbestos removal, mechanical and electrical upgrades and floor-to-ceiling second floor windows.
A temporary location was set up at Enterprise Square.
In September 2017, Edmonton city council heard that unexpected problems — including with the foundation, mechanical systems, rebar and fire systems — were going to increase the cost of the renovation past the $69 million that was budgeted.
According to the provincial government, the estimated final cost is around $84.5 million.
The library was first opened in 1967 and was renamed the Stanley A. Milner Library in 1996.