The newly renovated San Ramon Library is opening its doors to the community on April 15, 2017. The Library has been closed to undergo major technology upgrades and to expand the usable space from 18,238 square feet to 21,362 square feet, at a cost of $6.3 million. The renovation was funded primarily through the sale of the old city hall building. The library has been designed to meet the needs of our evolving tech savvy community. Many furniture pieces have built-in power outlets and USB ports to allow visitors the ability to easily connect and power their devices. Customers will be able to check-out a laptop for use during their visit, or use one of the many, new public computers. The second floor has been expanded to add over 3,124 square feet; with a larger meeting room that can open up to the entire second floor and features state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. The early reader area will now include two “Burgeon Seed Pods” that were purchased by the San Ramon Library Foundation. These colorful literacy nooks provide interactive panels designed to develop literacy skills through play.
The teen area is on the second floor and provides an excellent space to work on homework and projects. Local San Ramon teenagers were polled and their feedback was used to create a space that teens will feel welcome and has amenities that meet their needs. The space has two group study rooms as well as a “technology bar” where teens can plug in their devices. The second floor also features a jazz music area that has two listening rooms. The Grand Opening event is planned for April 15, 2017, and there will be plenty of fun activities for all ages. There will also be over 6,500 new books for opening day. The renovated library will be a great addition to the community, providing a space for people of all ages to come together.
Written by the San Ramon City Report, Spring 2017 Edition. To read the report, go to: http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/general/images/spring17.pdf