A New Public Library For Manhattan Beach


If you have driven past the magnificent glass contraption on Highland Ave. over the last several months you were probably wondering what was going on. Well on May 1st. 2015, The Manhattan Beach Library is back and better than ever! The new library is a two-story facility with a panoramic ocean view, designed to achieve LEED Gold level certification. From the first floor wave ceiling to the second floor adult reading area with a fireplace, this library is sure to have something for everyone.

Library features:

• 21,500 square feet 
• Automatic book-sorting machine (the first in the County of Los Angeles Public Library system)
• Adult reading area with a fireplace and a view of the ocean
• Nine public access computers in the adult area of the library
•Children’s area including Family Place, an interactive learning wall, four early literacy computers, and an additional six children's access computers
•Teen area with five teen access computers and a pop-up LED station for gaming and movies
•Meeting Room with a capacity of 100 includes state-of-the-art audiovisual system with remote touch panel controls and a kitchen
•Four study rooms, each study room includes a data projector for laptop connection

Source: www.citymb.info

Michael Maughan