The City of Palo Alto can mark Dec. 6 on their collective calendars for a community celebration for the much anticipated opening of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. In the meantime, there are a lot of preparations underway as books, technology, furniture, and other equipment are installed in anticipation of the doors opening to the public.
The temporary Mitchel Park Library will close on Friday, Sept. 26, and library users will receive updates on plans for the grand opening, service changes, and much more via email. Cardholders are encouraged to go online or visit their local branch to update their email address on their library accounts.
"We are all excited for this beautiful new space to open. It is gorgeous and our staff is working extra hard to get it ready for the public," said Library Director Monique leConge Ziesenhenne. “We are turning the page and entering a new chapter in the life of the library. The new library and community center offers Palo Altans a wonderful opportunity to join with their neighbors in discovery, civic engagement and learning.”
Ziesenhenne added that during the final month, residents are encouraged to help with the move by checking out up to 100 books from the temporary Mitchell Park Library.
“Return them to the new library once it opens. We won't charge any library late fees to anyone between Sept. 26 and Jan. 2. Make the library truly yours!”