Eureka Hills Branch
The new Eureka Hills Branch, located at 500 Workman Road, opened to the public June 2, 2021.
The new Eureka Hills Branch is the first full service library for residents of Eureka. The previous location was in a leased facility and was approximately 6,500 square feet in size. The new branch is 15,000+ square feet and features an expanded collection of materials–over 60% larger than the previous collection.
The new, dynamic children’s area is sponsored by McBride & Son Homes. It’s decorated in shades of teal, orange and peach and features a honeycomb motif with several carpeted reading nooks where kids can curl up with a book. The space includes kid-friendly furniture such as browsing bin shelving and oversized reading chairs, as well as interactive learning stations and computers. McBride & Sons Homes donated $100,000 to help fund the children’s area.
Other highlights of the branch include a space for teens, three private study rooms, a community meeting room with surround sound, a business center with fax, copy and scanning machines, a commons area with tables and laptop bar and a quiet reading area. There is also an outdoor reading patio.
View photos of the construction progress.
- Interactive Children’s Area
- Family Restroom
- Quiet Reading Room
- Community Meeting Room
- Three Private Study Rooms
- Vending Area
- Business Center with Fax, Copy and Scanning Machines
- New Shelving, Furniture and Comfortable Seating
$6.5 million. The Eureka project was not part of the ongoing Your Library Renewed campaign. The original Facilities Master Plan did not include a construction plan for the Eureka location. At the time the plan was developed, the branch had just moved into a larger space. Library administration has since determined that the growing community in Eureka needs a full service branch.