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Cloverdale Library Reopens


Cloverdale Library Reopens

Sonoma County Library announced the reopening of the Cloverdale Branch on December 20, 2016 as the first upgrade delivered under the library’s new Facilities Master Plan. The Cloverdale branch’s refresh under the Facilities Master Plan included removing and running new wires, repainting the interior of the library, a complete carpet replacement and extensive demolition of old shelving to make room for new, upgraded shelving and furniture.

Thanks to the passage of Measure Y, the Library will now be able to actively continue to implement the facility improvements needs identified in the Facilities Master Plan for all Sonoma County Library branches.    

The Facilities Master Plan was developed in collaboration with MKThink, a San Francisco based architectural firm. The Facilities Master Plan details needed upgrades and modernizations to the Library’s buildings and sets out a plan to be implemented over the next 10 years to complete necessary improvements to ensure library facilities are ADA compliant, up to standard building code and meet green standards certification requirements. 

In facility upgrades, the Library will conduct a building refresh including new carpet, paint, and furniture. In addition to ADA compliance and code compliance upgrades, the building systems including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems will be improved, if needed. Eco-friendly advances are also being made with a focus on introducing solar panels, upgrading heating and air units to more modern, energy efficient units, converting irrigation systems to low-drip systems, and changing light fixtures from fluorescent to LED. 

The Cloverdale Branch was the first branch to undergo a facility refresh and reopened to the public on December 20, 2016. The next branch to begin renovations is the Northwest Santa Rosa Library, to be followed shortly by the other branches in the system.