Temporary Location, New Facility Plans, Donations & More

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Temporary Location

The City of Porterville is establishing a temporary location for the Porterville Library.  The interim location will be at 50 E. Olive Ave., Suite B, between the Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree.  The timeline for opening  the interim location is approximated to be near the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.

New Facility Plans

The City has formed a Library Facility Planning Committee.  Committee members and meeting agendas with minutes can be found here, with information for submitting public comments, and a Zoom link to join the next scheduled meeting.  Meetings are held on Thursdays (as needed), with the agenda posting on the preceding Friday.  Please see the most recent meeting's minutes for the next scheduled meeting.

The Library Facility Needs Assessment report was accepted by City Council on 8/17.  View the English Summary here and/or the Spanish Summary here.

Donations

Due to space limitations, the Porterville Library is not currently accepting donations of physical materials.  Monetary donations marked specifically for the Porterville Library can by dropped off at City Hall's Finance window, just inside the South End Main St. entrance (291 N. Main St.).

Volunteers & Community Service Workers

The Porterville Library is has not been accepting Community Service Workers or Volunteers since our normal operations were disrupted.  Due to workflow issues and space limitations, all library processing and services are being handled by staff

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