The new east wing of the Cerritos library is open, but officials say the expansion and modernization of the facility will not be finished until late September.
The city is spending $3 million to purchase new equipment and double the size of the library next to City Hall on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street. But construction and weather problems over the winter delayed completion by at least six months, according to city spokeswoman Michele Ogle.
In June, the 18,000-square-foot east wing opened while the original library was closed for remodeling, Ogle said. The new wing features dark-green marble counters, etched glass panels, brass railings and oak cabinetry. Among the changes to the existing library will be a new children's book section and a larger theater for audio-visual presentations. The overhaul of the library began in December, 1984.