Grand reopening for Palm Desert Libary

Library to celebrate $3.8 million renovation project

POSTED: 06:40 AM PST Jan 31, 2013 
Palm Desert Public Library books
PALM DESERT, Calif. -

A grand reopening will be held today to celebrate  the completion of a $3.8 million renovation project at the Palm Desert Library.

      People can tour the library after the 10 a.m. ceremony, which will  highlight new computers, a self checkout system, young adult area and new roof,  carpet, furniture, paint, restrooms and energy-saving indoor light fixtures,  according to Supervisor John Benoit's office.

      The library added new data lines to accommodate more than triple the  amount of public computers, from 12 to 42. Six automated self checkouThe library added new data lines to accommodate more than triple the  amount of public computers, from 12 to 42. t stations  were installed, and the young adult area was revamped.

      Hundreds of new DVDs and CDs and 1,500 new juvenile books were purchased  from the county library fund, according to Benoit's office.

      The library, which was built 17 years ago, reopened to the public on  Jan. 22. It is the second busiest of 34 branches in the county library system  and serves more than 20,000 people a month, according to Benoit's office.  During renovations, the library operated at a temporary location at Westfield  mall in Palm Desert.

      Refreshments will be served at the reopening. Reservations can be made  to edaeventsrivcoeda.org or (951) 955-0757.