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.
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.