Richmond Readers Rejoice! The Renovated Library Reopens May 16th
Seems like an eternity since the work began on the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch of the public library. The updated structure will re-open Saturday, May 16, with an event-filled opening party featuring music, entertainment, refreshments and lion dancers. Mayor Newsom is slated to make an appearance around 2pm.
The renovation adds 4,000 square feet to the building and includes seismic strengthening, accessibility improvements, and energy-efficiency and technology upgrades.
Other additions include two new study rooms, a spacious new lobby at the 10th Avenue entrance, additional public restrooms, and a designated teen room to keep those pesky kids off my lawn. A large program room was also added, creating a new neighborhood venue for events. The historic integrity of this 1914 Carnegie landmark has been maintained and the building restored to its original grandeur. But of course the real draw is access to a monumental collection of books.
The Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch of the public library is located at 351 Ninth Ave. Click here for details.