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Project Status

Completed. Opened to the public August 17, 2016.

Project Details

Visitors to the Oak Bend Branch will first notice the new entrance to the branch, which features a large plaza with native plantings and new windows around the entrance. Inside the branch the floor plan has been completely redesigned. A large circulation desk welcomes patrons. The enhanced children's area features a colorful entryway. Kid-sized shelving, called browsing bins, allows children to more easily select their own books. The space also features special furniture for families to read and do activities together, as well as a family restroom. Teens will have a designated space also, with a laptop bar and bold furniture. Two private study rooms have been added to the branch, as well as a new computer lab, a quiet reading room, a laptop bar, a business center with fax, copy and scanning machines, and a vending area. A revamped community meeting room with a projector, sound system and white board will be available for use by individuals and organizations. New shelving, furniture and carpeting has been installed throughout the branch. 


View photos of the construction progress.

View photos from opening day, August 17, 2016.


  • Family Restroom
  • Larger Children's Area
  • Quiet Reading Room
  • New Public Computers
  • Laptop Bar
  • Two Private Study Rooms
  • Vending Area
  • New Shelving, Furniture and Comfortable Seating


Bond Architects


$3 million