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. In 2020, the county completed major projects at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi and Valley Library in Lakeland.
Washington County and the City of Woodbury have signed a new cooperative agreement for the management of Central Park, home to R.H. Stafford Library. This agreement allows the City of Woodbury to move ahead with a significant renovation to the facility.
You can learn more about the Central Park project on the City of Woodbury's website. You can learn more about updates and renovation impacts at R.H. Stafford Library on this page and by following WashCoLib on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Washington County has planned for a $5 to $6 million renovation for the existing Park Grove Library facility in the most recent Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Read on...
The Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the final 2019 – 2023 Capital Improvement Plan, which removed the Park Grove Library building project from the list of projects slated for funding in 2019. Read on...
Attendees at the April 16 community engagement meeting were able to give input on what real-life libraries the new Park Grove Library could be modeled after. Read on...
More than 90 people visited Park Grove Library on Tuesday, March 20 to offer their ideas about how to building a new library of the future on the site. Read on...
In December 2021, the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a Capital Improvement Plan that includes updates to Oakdale Library from 2022-2026. Plans for these improvements include:
- 2023: Complete interior painting at Oakdale Library.
- 2024: Complete parking lot maintenance and repair work.
- 2025: Complete roof work, replace the library’s automation system.
County staff expect that the planned repairs will reduce operations and maintenance costs at the library by improving energy efficiency and reducing maintenance service calls.
Please watch for ongoing updates about Oakdale Library at WashCoLib.org/Future.