Branch Library in Laguna Beach Will Close for Remodeling

The county's Laguna Beach branch library will be closed for two months beginning today for an expansion and remodeling project that will add 780 square feet to the building.

The $500,000 project will include the removal of a leaking skylight as well as the enlargement of the bathrooms so that they comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, library spokeswoman Cheryl Pruett said.

The expansion will reduce the size of the library's parking lot and will increase the overall size of the 22-year-old building from 9,510 to 10,290 square feet. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.

The project is being paid by Mello-Roos development fee money and a $50,000 donation by Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, Pruett said.

During the closure, people can use the county's Crown Valley branch library at 30341 Crown Valley Parkway in Laguna Niguel or the El Toro branch at 24672 Raymond Way in Lake Forest.

"These branches should take care of the patrons' needs," Pruett said.

The Laguna Beach library is expected to reopen in June.

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