Library system improvements

The City of Menlo Park's library system consists of the main library and the Belle Haven branch. The City is planning for new library facilities at both its main and branch locations. The planning process began with input received during the Library’s Departmental review in 2015, continued with its Strategic Plan in 2016, and moved forward in 2017 with the Space Needs Assessment for the main library and the Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Needs Assessment. The next phase of the project is a space needs assessment for the branch library. 


Public meetings


  •  December 13 (Thursday) 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    A Space Needs Community Meeting will be held at the Onetta Harris Senior Center
  • January 28, 2019 (Monday)  7:00 - 9:00 PM
    The Library Commission will hold a study session to gather community input at a public meeting. The meeting will be held at the Belle Haven branch library. 
  • March 2019
    The City Council will hold a study session devoted to the Space needs Study.


Belle Haven Library Space Needs Study

The study is under way. The first phase of the Study involves conversations with stakeholders, community meetings, a community survey, and conversations with neighborhood organizations, businesses, schools and neighborhood residents. Using the results of the recently completed Library Needs Assessment and the input gathered through community outreach, a program will be developed that translates community needs into the space required to meet those needs. A similar process was completed in 2017 for the main library - that document can be found in the Important Documents section at the right of this page.

Focus group meetings will be held to gather stakeholder input on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday November 27. These meetings will be held at the Belle Haven branch library.

Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Needs Assessment


 The final report on the Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Needs Assessment has been approved. The report and its appendices can be found in the Important Documents section of this page.

Main Library Siting and Uses Meetings


Three public meetings on the Main Library siting and uses were held on December 4, 2017, January 17, 2018, and February 15, 2018. 

   

Belle Haven Branch Library


The branch has extended operating hours as of January 9. Check out the Belle Haven Branch Library page for upcoming events! 

Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee


The Library Needs Assessment for the Belle Haven Neighborhood is complete. The Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee was formed to assist throughout the process.