Library reopens Price Hill Branch after major renovation, addition

More than 110 years after the doors to the Price Hill Branch first opened in 1909, the doors
are opening again to a reimagined and renovated library. Price Hill is the first branch of the Cincinnati &
Hamilton County Public Library (CHPL) to undergo a major improvement as a Design Project in its Facilities
Master Plan.

“I am thrilled to announce that the newly renovated Price Hill Branch is reopening to the community,” said
Paula Brehm-Heeger, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “This is significant for us, and the
community that gave us their valuable input, to showcase the potential of working together to create a Next
Generation Library.”

The Price Hill branch is reopening for branch-site service, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the
following day, Monday, April 12.

With an estimated project cost of $7.3 million, the new Price Hill Branch Library is a beautiful, light-filled
building that combines the historic with community-requested amenities for all ages:

• Additional 6,793 square feet of indoor space
• Accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers
• Designated quiet areas
• Re-envisioned spaces for adults, teens, kids
• Bilingual approach, including signage in Spanish
• Increased parking
• Flexibility to meet future community needs

CHPL extends a special thanks to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission for the use of its space as a
temporary library, as well as the Price Hill community for their interest, feedback, support, and patience.
Building the Next Generation Library.

The Library's Facility Master Plan, completed in 2019, is guiding a 10-year improvement project for all of the
Library's 40 branches and the Downtown Main Library. The projects are scheduled based on cost, capacity, and
other critical factors. Project funding is from the 1-mill levy that passed in 2018, which provides up to $190
million to the Library for operating expenses in 10 installments of $19 million.

To view high-resolution photos and additional details about the Price Hill renovation, visit

For more information about the Library’s Facilities Master Plan, visit