The Contra Costa County Library and the City of Concord have approved a two-week closure as part of a facility refresh project for the Concord Library at 2900 Salvio Street. The Library will close from August 22 through September 5. During the closure improvements will include replacing the carpet and new paint in several areas. The work will require scaffolding units and the use of heavy equipment and machinery and the library will be closed to ensure public safety.
The City of Concord will replace the carpet and repaint several areas including the main library space, children’s area, teen area and meeting room. The Contra Costa Co unty Library also chose the Concord branch to receive a facility refresh this year. That project will include upgrading worn seating and tables and the addition of an area rug in the teen space, a new mural and new early literacy activities and tools in the children’s area, new DVD and CD corrals, new mobile shelving units, a new magazine rack and new end caps in the fiction and non-fiction stacks.
“We are so pleased the City of Concord will provide new paint and carpet that will help to provide a cleaner, brighter and more welcoming facility for library patrons,” said County Librarian Terry Speiker. “Together with the new furniture and shelving the library will provide a much improved user experience.”
“The community benefits when public agencies work together and collaborate on projects such as this,” said Contra Costa County District IV Supervisor Karen Mitchoff. “And as I visit the Concord Library often, I look forward to using the remodeled facility in early September."
In order to minimize disruption in library service and any inconvenience to the public, library staff will provide minimal services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the City of Concord’s Permit Center lobby. The Permit Center is located on the north side of the Concord Civic Center at 1950 Parkside Drive.
Minimal Library Services Include:
- Pickup of hold materials that have already been placed and are in the library before the closure.
- Staff assistance with limited reference questions.
- Return of library materials. (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. only) The exterior book drop will be closed.
- Renew existing materials and open new library cards
Other closure information:
- No new holds will be sent to Concord during the closure.
- Patrons can use neighboring libraries like Pleasant Hill or Clayton to request holds.
- Link+ will not be available for Concord during the closure.