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.
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.
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...
Washington County is collaborating with the City of Woodbury, YMCA, and the South Washington County School District to determine future needs for the Central Park building.
The City of Woodbury is currently seeking assistance from the State Legislature to help fund expansion and renovation of Central Park. This would include $15 million in the 2022 State of Minnesota bonding bill for the capital project. The outcome of this request will determine how the City and its partners proceed with updates to Central Park and R.H. Stafford Library.
The schematic design phase for the project kicked off in January 2022. During this phase, stakeholders will get to share feedback about the current uses and future ideas for the building. For more information on the Central Park project: https://www.woodburymn.gov/996/Central-Park-Project
Please watch for ongoing updates about R.H. Stafford Library at WashCoLib.org/Future.