Langley Library Project Update

Sno-Isle Libraries has refined the Langley Library project scope to align with City and community goals to ensure success in the City’s formal development approval process. Approval by the City’s Historic Preservation Commission, Design Review Board, and City Council are the next steps to move the project forward and meet the requirements of the State Library Capital Improvement Grant.

The next iteration of the library design will reflect city guidance and will feature: a community meeting room, conversion of the lower level to usable library space, and an improved wheelchair ramp and ADA accessibility. The next design proposal will not include an outdoor space.

Sno-Isle Libraries and MSR Design, the design and architect team, will bring the updated renderings back to the City and our community as we work to finalize the project scope by the end of January 2023.

In 2021, Sno-Isle Libraries was awarded a $700,000 Washington State Library Capital Improvement Grant to improve accessibility and update the building, while preserving the historic nature of the Langley Library, by June 30, 2023. Sno-Isle Libraries forecasts the total project cost will be more than $2 million. The balance of funds will come from the Sno-Isle Libraries’ annual budget, private contributions, and generous support from the Friends of the Langley Library.

This impactful investment in the historic Langley Library will set the stage for the next 100 years of library services for our community.

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