Renovated Desert Hot Springs Library Re-Opened Today
DESERT HOT SPRINGS – The Desert Hot Springs library re-opened Monday after the installation of a new floor and other improvements during a two-week closure.
“Libraries are pillars of society, a free place for people of all ages to discover and connect to a treasure trove of knowledge,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Riverside County did a wonderful job improving this library to provide students and residents of Desert Hot Springs with a more comfortable and inviting place to access library resources.”
The renovations were undertaken by the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, which manages the Riverside County Library System, primarily to replace old worn carpet with modern vinyl plank flooring.
The project repainted the library’s west main wall and removed several pieces of furniture to provide more open space. In addition, the renovations updated the staff area with new paint, a compact refrigerator, microwave and microwave cart. A stainless steel vanity sink was also installed to replace a broken old sink.
“The Desert Hot Springs library opened its doors today to beautiful new flooring and walls that are all one color,” said Sharon Snow, branch manager of the Desert Hot Springs library. “The building actually looks more spacious. The staff is ecstatic with the new look. They are also excited to have a staff room with a new sink, refrigerator and microwave. We would like to thank the county supervisors for making all of this possible for the community of Desert Hot Springs.”& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; lt; /p>
The total cost of the project was $36,900, and it was paid for by Riverside County’s Community Development Block Grant and library funds.
The Desert Hot Springs branch of the Riverside County Library System is located at 11-691 West Drive.