The High Point Branch was refurbished in late 2016. It closed Dec. 5, 2016, and reopened Jan. 9, 2017. Patrons celebrated the improvements at a public reception Jan. 29, 2017.
The 7,200-square-foot High Point Branch opened in June 2004, thanks to the 1998 voter-approved "Libraries for All" bond measure that renewed and revitalized libraries across the city.
After 12 years of use, the interior was improved to support the changing ways that patrons are using libraries. Patrons say they want quiet study spaces, areas where they can use a multitude of devices and collaborate with others, and spaces where they can sit with their children to read or use technology.
The changes were designed to make it easier for patrons to interact with one another, create flexible, open, welcoming spaces and improve access to technology.
Improvements included reconfigurations to the holds, teen and children's areas, additional seating, the addition of power in seating areas and at tables, and technology and sound quality enhancements in the meeting room. The branch also was recarpeted.
The Library is where the community comes together to share experiences, learn new skills, become entrepreneurs and successful students, take part in civic life and interact with one another.
The Library promised to protect the public's investment in its buildings as part of the 2012 voter-approved Library levy. The High Point Branch improvements are part of the Library's commitment to ensuring its buildings are well-maintained, clean and comfortable for patrons.
Questions? Please talk to a branch staff member or Ask A Librarian.
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