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Santa Monica's Montana Avenue Branch Library Set To Reopen On Saturday Following Renovations

Montana Branch Library Manager Terrie Dorio and her staff will welcome back library-goers this Saturday, Feb. 25. It closed for renovations on Jan. 16, 2012.
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Montana Branch Library Manager Terrie Dorio and her staff will welcome back library-goers this Saturday, Feb. 25. It closed for renovations on Jan. 16, 2012.

Posted Feb. 24, 2012, 5:47 am

Mirror Staff

The Montana Avenue Branch Library reopens to the public this Saturday, Feb. 25, with major interior improvements such as new carpeting and paint; new shelving for adult books and media collections; added book displays; a more efficient service desk; more self-checkout stations; additional seating in the teen area; and a new configuration for Internet-accessible computers on the adult side.

“With its 50th anniversary a few years behind us,” said City Librarian Greg Mullen. “It was time for the Montana Avenue Branch to get some much needed attention. What started as a re-carpeting project was expanded to a general freshening. The Montana area neighbors have been active supporters and users of their Branch Library. I invite them to drop in to see what’s been done.”

An Open House is planned for the end of March to celebrate the Montana Avenue Branch’s new look and feel.

Montana Avenue Branch Library hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Branch is closed Fridays and Sundays. The Montana Branch Library is wheelchair accessible. The Branch is served by Big Blue Bus line 3 and the Crosstown Ride. Bicycle parking racks are available. For more information, visit the Library’s website smpl.org.

The branch is located at 1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

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