Future Libraries: Expansions and Improvements

After six years of planning and meeting with more than 6,500 community members, Deschutes Public Library is putting vision into action to provide outstanding library spaces and services for decades to come. A bond measure approved by Deschutes County voters will fund the design and construction of an approximately 90,000-square-foot library to serve all Deschutes County residents. Bond funds are also paying 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.

What’s happening with the La Pine Library?

The La Pine Library will resume operations in early October. A Grand Opening Celebration will take place on October 14 from noon – 2:00 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 12:15 p.m.).

Community Gathering Space
A large meeting room, with an operable partition wall, provides versatility throughout the day and for after-hour gatherings.

Tutor/Meeting Rooms
Two additional meeting/tutor rooms address the increased demand for collaborative and creative spaces for the La Pine community.

Children’s Discovery Space
Children of all ages enjoy an enhanced discovery space that includes room for interactive play and learning.

Proposed Floor Plan

Book & Materials Collection
Books and other materials are displayed in the heart of the library for all to browse and enjoy.

Teen Space
Teens meet, study, and create in a space all their own.

Cozy fireplace
Comfortable seating surrounds a new, energy-efficient fireplace.

We hope you were able to join us for an Open House drop-in session where we shared construction and remodeling details and answered any questions or concerns you might have had.

Friday, December 9
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
(available in English and Spanish)

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