History of the Woodmont Library
The Woodmont Library was designed by Bassetti Architects and funded by the Library District bond issue for new construction and from capital funds. It opened its doors on March 13, 2000, with a formal ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on March 25. With its convenient location on Pacific Highway, it soon outgrew its 5,000 square foot size.
In July, 2007, the library closed for a year, for a $3.5 million dollar expansion project funded by the capital bond passed in 2004. On July 26, 2008, the library re-opened with a 9,850 square foot facility that nearly doubled its size. The expansion project was designed by Miller Hayashi Architects. It features a wood cyber bar located where the corner of the existing building meets the new addition, which is marked by a portion of the steel frame. The new roof was designed to be a geometric lens shape and sweeps out over the older building to create a dramatic overhang at the new entrance.
Last Updated: May 12, 2009