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Old and New Facilities
If you've visited the Redondo Beach North Branch Library recently, then you know our community is in need of a new library! This branch was built in 1949 and has not undergone major renovations since 1960.

The facility does not have air conditioning; paint is cracking on the walls and ceiling; and the facility's aging electrical system does not support modern technology or sufficient computers. In addition, bookshelves are overflowing -- for every new title acquired by the library, another one must be removed. Space is also badly needed for quiet reading and study areas; a modern meeting room; expanded children's services; improved access for disabled persons; and a larger materials collection.

The Redondo Beach Library Foundation is actively fundraising for a new library, and, so far, over $2.5 million dollars in contributions have been pledged. The goal of the campaign is to raise an additional $2.2 million, which will augment funds from the city of Redondo Beach and other sources.

The new library will be nearly three times the size of the current building and feature expanded technology and computers; a larger collection of books and audiovisual materials; children's programs; a story area; and much more. An architectural firm has already developed preliminary plans for the new facility.

The new library is especially important because the northern area of Redondo Beach now houses the majority of the city's youth and senior population. Since the library's opening, the population in Redondo Beach has more than tripled. North Redondo Beach is home to 71% of the new population growth in the city since 1990, and includes more than 60% of the city's children.

If you're interested in helping our fundraising efforts, please call the Redondo Beach Library Foundation at (310) 937-6676 or contact us at info@rblf.org.


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