After a year of renovations, Sacramento Public Library will reopen the newly expanded Orangevale Library to the public on August 5. A grand opening celebration for the community will take place on September 25.
“We are thrilled to welcome the public back to the Orangevale Library, which has nearly doubled in size,” said Library Director and CEO Rivkah Sass. “This upgrade has been a long time in the making and we are grateful for the support from the County, Supervisor Frost, and especially our local community.”
The $950,000 renovation project makes the library fully ADA accessible, and doubles its footprint from 4,320 square feet to 7,910 square feet. The location includes new features to better meet the community’s needs with spaces designed for teens and children, two new study rooms, more computers for public use and a new community room.
“A larger, more enhanced library has been on the Orangevale community’s ‘wish list’ for decades,” said Library Authority Board Member and County Supervisor Sue Frost. “The renovation designs were the result of a series of community meetings and focus groups in which residents consistently requested more space and more amenities to accommodate a multitude of uses and better meet community needs.”
This is the second expansion of the library, which has been located at 8820 Greenback Lane since 2001. The Orangevale Library houses a collection of approximately 13,000 items while providing public-access computers, photocopiers, printers, early-learning stations, high-speed gigabit internet access, and other services commensurate with Sacramento Public Library service offerings.
This Orangevale Library is one of 28 locations in Sacramento Public Library’s system and has been serving the Orangevale community since 1912.
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