If you couldn’t make it to our community engagement session on November 15, here is a video and slides from the evening.
2001 – Consultants presented a County-wide library facility plan that recognized the community need for a library south of I-80, with an emphasis on serving youth and recreational readers of all ages.
2010 – Yolo County Library opens South Davis Montgomery Branch, operating out of the Marguerite Montgomery Elementary Library. The library is open for 4 hours twice a week.
2015 – South Davis Ad Hoc Committee presents Library Services Report to Board of Supervisors. The report includes a timeline with a South Davis stand-alone branch opening in 10 years.
2017 – Yolo County Library Facilities Master Plan 2018-2035 calls for a new facility in Phase 1 (2018-2025).
2020 – Library meets with community partners about services needed for a South Davis branch. Architect develops first concepts for a library in Walnut Park.
2022 – Yolo County Library awarded $8.7 million as part of the Building Forward Grant from the California State Library.
2023 – City of Davis pledges $1.5 million towards the project.
The library will be located at 2700 Lillard Drive, at the west end of Walnut Park and will be approximately 12,000+ square feet. The total cost of the project is $21,330,000*
Design Contract: Awarded to WMB Architects in 2023
Begin construction: Winter 2024/2025*
Library completion: October 2026*
*estimates, all subject to change
This project is supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory and homelands of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. For more information, please go to: www.yochadehe.gov.