The Casa Verdugo branch library will be closed until early March for renovations and upgrades to improve facilities and access the disabled.
The project includes upgrades to the adjacent fire station’s restroom and shower facilities, as well as adding handicap accommodations to a unisex restroom at the library, including motorized doors and a concrete ramp.
New carpeting and paint, improved electrical access for computer users, and more user-friendly spaces will also be installed, according to an announcement from the city this week.
The library, at 1151 North Brand Blvd., was at risk of being shutdown during budget talks last year as Glendale struggled to close an $18-million budget gap, but it was saved from the chopping block after residents protested.
-- Jason Wells, Times Community News
Photo: Glendale Library's Casa Verdugo branch and Fire Station 26. Credit: Times Community News