Sierra Madre Public Library is opening a new temporary location beginning January* 2023 after renovation plans begin.
By Daniel Peters
The new temporary library will be located in the former Bank of America site at 350 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, which will be the main location until renovation ends in approximately two years. They hope to reopen the main location doors in Spring 2026 at the latest.
According to the City of Sierra Madre website, the Library Meaningful Improvement Renovation Project is meant to upgrade the library both “structurally for seismic retrofitting and ADA compliance and internally to provide better for our growing community.”
The plan is part of a $10.6 million federal funding that the California State Library and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided.
Until the temporary location opens in December:
- Item checkout and renewals are not available.
- Please hold on to any items currently checked out.
- No overdue fines for late returns.
- Live in-person services or references will not be available.
- All online digital resources are available at the Sierra Madre Public Library catalog.
Due to the temporary location, be prepared for reduced study space, book collections, and programming for the first month.
The Sierra Madre Public Library also understands the need some have for public wi-fi and has provided a full list of locations where that is readily available, which includes the Hart Park House, Memorial Park, City Hall, and Kersting Court.
If you have further questions or want more information, please visit the City of Sierra Madre Website or call (626) 355-7186.
Daniel Peters, a resident of Sierra Madre, is a student at CSULB pursuing a major in journalism.
[This article has been updated to include a projected new month for opening. Dec. 22, 2023, 4:30 pm]
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