The creation of the Rotary Library Garden was a joint endeavor between the Library, the City of Valparaiso, Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, Valparaiso Rotary Club, and local community members/organizations to create an engaging outdoor library space. The foundation of this project was a $500,000 grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to remove the blighted Chase Bank property on 106 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, IN. In addition, the Valparaiso Rotary committed their centennial project to the Library Plaza. The Library Board selected Shive–Hattery, the same design team as the Central Park Plaza, to create this whimsical space that provides an outdoor landscape filled with engaging features and opportunities to experience the Library like never before. Construction was completed in April 2021 by Berglund Construction Co.
Opportunities to support this amazing project are still available by clicking the “Donate” button below. To explore naming opportunities and larger contributions please contact our Director, Jesse Butz at 219-462-0524 ext 35126 or here. Please use “Rotary Library Garden” in your email title.
Calling all food truck vendors! Click on the link below to fill out an application to use our Rotary Library Garden as your next food truck location. Space is limited so act fast!