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New Manhattan Beach Library

The Manhattan Beach Library project was initially approved by the City Council in January 2009. In September 2010, city officials decided to demolish the existing structure and erect a two-story facility in its place.

The City Council voiced unanimous support for the project in August 2011, approving a $1.2 million design contract with Johnson Favaro, a Culver City-based architecture firm that has designed libraries in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

The two-story, 20,000-square-foot facility will replace the existing one-story, 12,500-square-foot building located in downtown Manhattan Beach. Early design renderings call for a two-story complex built primarily of glass and steel.

The new library will include:

  • adult reading area
  • teen area
  • dedicated programming space for children
  • homework center
  • community meeting rooms
  • express checkout kiosks
  • more public computers

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