The new library is slated to break ground on a site at Silverlake Blvd and Glendale (the vacant lot that is often occupied by the Delancy Christmas Tree Lot before the holidays).
Silverlake area is far from “libraryless” as there are several quite close – the Atwater Village branch on Glendale Blvd, the very new Edendale branch on Sunset in Echo Park, the Los Feliz on Hillhurst and the Cahuenga library (built through support from Carnegie) on Santa Monica Blvd. but it will be nice to have one to call our very own.
The new library is designed by M2A – Milofsky Michali & Cox and will feature a 33 space parking lot below it (as there isn’t much street parking available at that corner) and a large multi-purpose room to go with the stacks of books, reading room looking out on a dry garden, computer use areas and large children & teen sections.
The groundbreaking should be later this year, with library opening in 2007. Keep up-to-date at Friends of Silverlake Library.