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Click on the present to the left to visit the Library Gift Shop. A portion of the proceeds from purchases made through the gift shop will benefit Tulsa City-County Library’s campaign to renovate the Central Library.
May 16, Robert J. LaFortune, Tulsa Central Library Renewed chairman announced the launch of the public phase of the campaign to raise $1 million from the Tulsa community.
The overall cost of the renovation of the Central Library will be finalized this summer, but is estimated at $50 million. With a lead gift from the Bezalel Fund/Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Tulsa library Trust has raised $28 million to date, engaging dozens of corporations, foundations and individuals to help achieve the fundraising goal.
Communities of Distinction, a syndicated TV show hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, is set to feature Tulsa City-County Library's exciting advancements happening at Librarium, 11th and Denver. Tune in to ION KTPX-TV channel 44, Cox channel 4 or DTV channel 28 on:
With the interior of the Central Library reduced to the concrete floors and columns, you can see the strength required to support the weight of many books. The photo is taken from the third floor looking down to the second floor where the grand staircase was located.
Piles of bricks and mortar continue to accumulate as interior walls are removed from the Central Library. The Children's Garden will be located on the west side of the renovated library, shown in the photo.