The highly anticipated new East Rancho Dominguez Library, located at 4420 East Rose Street, East Rancho Dominguez, will celebrate its grand opening and dedication on Monday, October 29, 2012.
Commencing at 4 p.m., the festivities will include an open house and special programming with music and refreshments for the entire family.
The new 7,215 square foot East Rancho Dominguez library will replace the 5000 sq foot leased facility that dates from 1966. It is part of the County’s Sustainable Design Implementation Program, which uses the LEED-New Construction rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The main reading room features artwork by Louise Griffin, commissioned through the County’s Civic Art Program, coordinated by the L.A. County Arts Commission. Entitled “Rooted,” six, large scale glass panels of collaged images echo the abundance of mature growth trees in the surrounding community, historic maps of the area and children’s library books.
The $7.6 million East Rancho Dominguez Library project was funded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Second District.
The library will include plenty of space for reading, a community meeting room, homework center and teen area. Separate adult and children’s sections featuring
state-of-the-art technology, self-checkout stations, Family Place area, 24 public access computers, free WiFi access for laptops and other mobile devices, an opening day collection of 35,000 books and materials and additional parking.
The East Rancho Dominguez Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. For more information, please call (562) 940-8559.