Building for the Future

With an eye to the future, staff at Washington County Library are continually assessing and re-imagining the building facilities across our seven branches. The county is currently moving forward with major projects at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi and Valley Library in Lakeland.

Wildwood Library is a major building construction project that will offer improved facilities to serve visitors and patrons. The library is scheduled to close for construction on July 20, 2019. The project is funded through the proceeds of tax exempt bonds issued in 2019.

The Valley Library project is an expansion and renovation of a new space within Lakeland Plaza. The library will remain open through construction, which is expected to begin in August. The project is funded through the 2019 county levy.

A proposal for a new Park Grove Library is currently on hold while local government leaders discuss a location for the library that will serve the needs of the community and allow flexibility in the future.

Residents can get building project updates on this page, or by following the library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @WashCoLib.

  1. Wildwood Library
  2. Valley Library
  3. Park Grove Library
  1. Wildwood Flyover Video

    County Board approves contracts for new Wildwood Library

    The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved contracts July 2 for building a new Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi. Read on...
  2. Rendering of proposed design for Wildwood Library

    Wildwood Library to close July 20 for construction

    When the library closes in July, staff will continue with moving preparation and packing. Construction will begin in August and is expected to take one year. Read on...
  3. proposed floor plan for Wildwood Library

    Commissioners review plans, progress on Wildwood Library

    County building services and library staff have completed the design development phase of the project. Read on...
  4. Artist image of new Wildwood Library

    Community participates in final Wildwood building project event

    The design concepts shared at the event represent the architecture firm’s effort to include elements community members said are important to them. Read on...
  5. Artist&#39s drawing of possible new library

    Final community engagement event held for Wildwood Library

    The public is invited to review updated design renderings for a new Wildwood Library at a community engagement event on Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Wildwood Library. Read on...
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