Menlo Park’s Belle Haven and Bayfront neighborhoods are beautiful, cherished, and growing. We’re excited to move to the next phase of planning a new library branch with the community. We're reaching out for your help to design this vital new resource that will serve our city for generations to come. Over the next few months, we'll be focusing on location criteria, then creating the conceptual designs. Join the conversation—we want to hear from you!
October 5, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community meeting #2 at the Belle Haven Branch Library focused on collaboratively identifying possible sites and evaluating them based on previously identified criteria.
September 2019 - Pop-up activities throughout the neighborhood focused on collaboratively developing siting criteria
October 5, 2019 - Community Meeting #2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belle Haven Branch Library
September 5, 2019, 6 p.m. - Community meeting #1 at the Senior Center focused on collaboratively identifying siting criteria. Presentation slides are available.
September 16, 2019, 6: 30 p.m. - Library Commission meeting at the branch library. The Commission will hear an initial report on the site evaluation criteria that emerged at the focus group sessions, pop-up events, and the first community meeting
October 5, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Community meeting #2 at the Belle Haven branch library focused on collaboratively identifying possible sites and evaluating them based on previously identified criteria
During the conceptual design phase we will work to develop:
Preliminary illustrations of a new branch library
Estimated costs for a new branch library
There will be multiple opportunities for residents to get involved. Your input is encouraged and welcomed - we need to hear from you! Watch this page for information about how you can get involved.
Belle Haven Library Space Needs Study - Complete
The City Council reviewed and accepted the completed Belle Haven Space Needs Assessment at their April 16, 2019, meeting. Thank you to all of the community members and stakeholders who gave their time and their valuable insights throughout the process.
The Library Commission will continue to review and provide input throughout the Library System Improvements Project. The Commission meets on the third Monday of each month.
Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee