Golden Valley Library reopens January 23 after renovation

Hennepin County Library – Golden Valley, 830 Winnetka Ave. N., reopens Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m., after a four-month, $1.4 million renovation.

Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, completely renovated restrooms, an expanded children’s area, and a new periodical area. Several interior walls were removed to open up the space, improve sightlines, and increase natural light, and new service points were created.

Carpeting was replaced, and new seating, shelving and computer tables were added. Power outlets are now more accessible to patrons.

Behind the scenes, the library received lighting and electrical upgrades, as well as new data cabling and Wi-Fi. New automated materials handling equipment and a work room reconfiguration will improve staff efficiencies.

“It will be great to have Golden Valley Library open again,” said District 2 Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins. “The library is well-used by the community, and we hope the space and technology improvements in place will encourage residents to visit the library even more often.”

See photos of the project in progress.

Patrons who chose an alternate pickup location for their item requests during the library closure will see their pickup location change back to Golden Valley Library automatically.

Library hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Upon reopening, Golden Valley Library and the City of Golden Valley are launching a first-ever Golden Valley Reads program, encouraging residents to read “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger and attend an event with Krueger on Monday, May 9, 7 p.m., at Brookview Community Center.

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