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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2017

Children's Library Expansion and Improvement Project

This project includes historic rehabilitation and expansion of a much-loved community asset. The project includes expansion of the Children’s Library from its existing size of 3,442 gross square feet to approximately 6,043 gross square feet. Through construction of an approximately 1,892 square foot single story north addition, the completed project will provide ADA-accessible restrooms and a program room for story times and other similar activities. The program room will feature folding doors leading to the Secret Garden to allow for outdoor programs. The approximately 709 square-foot single-story south addition will house staff work areas that will be shifted from the existing historic building, thereby allowing the public reading room to expand by more than 50%. The project will include the installation of a ground source heat pump that will heat and cool the building without creating noise disruption to the neighborhood. The historic rehabilitation includes a comprehensive structural upgrade of the existing building, and repairs or replacement of its outdated heating, mechanical, electrical and other systems.

City of Palo Alto Children's Library
Expansion and Improvement Project

Public Works Department
Phone: 650-329-2482

The Children's Library Photo Gallery

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
The Children's Library Project
The Children's Library re-opened Sept. 29, 2007

Children's Library
Address: 1276 Harriet Street Palo Alto, CA 94301
Hours: Mon: 12 noon - 6 pm; Tues & Wed: 10 am - 6 pm
Thurs: 12 noon - 6 pm; Fri & Sat: 10 am - 5 pm; Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm