County approves new Library in Arcadia

County approves new Library in Arcadia

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved  a new county library in Arcadia. The facility will be located at 22 West Live Oak Boulevard, and is expected to attract more than 140,000 annual visitors, according to County Librarian Skye Patrick.

The current building on the site will be completely renovated with a total budget of about $9 million from Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s discretionary capital projects funding, Senior Policy Advisor Fred Leaf told the Pasadena Star-News. Purchasing the site will cost nearly $2.2 million.

Patrick also told the Star-News that the new library is not expected to step on the toes of Arcadia’s municipal library. Instead, the county facility will focus on digital resources such as laptops, tablets and ebooks.

The County of Los Angeles Public Library currently operates more than 90 facilities across the county.  Leaf said there is no timetable for completion of Arcadia’s facility at this time.

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