Atherton Library to celebrate grand opening Saturday

Atherton Library grand opening set for Saturday

in A&E/Community

The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new “light-filled” Atheron Library will occur from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include food, speakers, an Under the Oaks book signing, demos in the makerspace, live music and “sustainability tours of the entire Town Center,” according to the Town of Atherton.

Immediately afterward, the 10,000-square-foot library, located at 2 Dinkelspiel Lane, will be open through 5 p.m. The Atheron Library is “set on the wooded site of Atherton’s newly built Civic Center” and includes flexible, multi-use spaces. It includes a Children’s area, teen and adult sections, makerspace and digital lab, Willie Mays room and a quiet reading room. The library also features outdoor decks connected to the building, including outside the makerspace and the quiet room.

“With its many new, up-to-date amenities and impressive tech offerings including a large indoor-outdoor makerspace and a state-of-the-art computer training room, the library offers a place for new experiences,” Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia, who also serves on the Library JPA Governing Board, said in a statement. “I am excited to see our residents come together here to learn and create.”

San Mateo County Libraries worked closely in partnership with the Town of Atherton to make the facility a reality.

“The Atherton Library is designed to be a flexible space where we look forward to hosting regular storytimes as well as in-person events for teens and adults,” according to San Mateo County Libraries.

Photo courtesy of San Mateo County Libraries