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Future Libraries: Expansions and Improvements

Your source for everything related to the Deschutes Public Library bond measure. Voters approved Bond Measure 9-139 to construct a world-class central library as well as double the size and collection of the Redmond Library and remodel and update existing libraries.

After six years of planning and meeting with more than 6,000 community members, Deschutes Public Library is putting vision into action to provide outstanding library spaces and services for decades to come. In November 2020 Deschutes County voters supported the Library’s bond measure to expand and improve libraries across the county. The bond will fund the design and construction of an approximately 90,000-square-foot library to serve all Deschutes County residents. Bond funds will also pay for doubling the square footage of the Redmond Library and will renovate and update existing libraries in Downtown Bend, East Bend, La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver.

We are eager to continue working with the community as we update and expand buildings and services to ensure that Deschutes County residents have access to the library resources and services needed to keep pace with life in the 21st century.

Join us for open houses at the La Pine, Sisters, and Redmond libraries to learn more construction and remodeling details. Click on your local library for more information.

Current Proposed Schedule

Project Construction
Sisters Library January 2023 August 2023
La Pine Library January 2023 August 2023
Sunriver Library August 2023 April 2024
East Bend Library TBD TBD
Redmond Library January 2023 August 2024
Stevens Ranch Library October 2023 September 2025
Downtown Bend Library October 2025 June 2026

Coming soon

East Bend Library, Downtown Bend Library, Sunriver Library

Stevens Ranch Library

By centralizing library operations, this new library will provide greater efficiency and faster distribution of materials to the entire county. With more than 100,000 square feet of space—both indoors and outdoors—it will also offer more collections, more meeting areas, and more space for creative endeavors.

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