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Saturday: Remodeled Woodside Library reopens

 

After a nine-month closure for extensive remodeling and rehabilitation, the Woodside public library at 3140 Woodside Road is set to reopen Saturday, April 16.

The daylong reopening ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and will include food, crafts, music, tours, 3D printing, magician Dan Chan and cookbook author Erin Gleeson.

At a cost of about $2.8 million, which came from property-tax revenues set aside for library expenses, the 5,000-square-foot interior has been reconfigured to include a learning center/meeting room and improved spaces for children and teens. The layouts for collections is more efficient, according to Shelly Hausman of the San Mateo County Libraries system, which has 12 community libraries, including Woodside's.

The restrooms are larger, access for people with disabilities is better, the lighting is better and more efficient, and the building has been seismically retrofitted, Ms. Hausman said.

Woodside residents have been advised to use the Portola Valley Library while the renovation in Woodside was underway. The hours for the Woodside Library are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.

Dave Boyce

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