Building libraries together

Great libraries. Great communities. Building for the future. 

New Midland Library

Thanks to the support of voters, Multnomah County Library is hard at work on a major transformation. New spaces will replace cramped buildings and help the library change and grow along with the community. The library will upgrade computers and technology in every location. 

Community input is shaping the design for library spaces. Thanks to feedback from members of the community, many libraries will have new features, such as:

  • Art that represents diverse cultures.
  • Large play and learning spaces for children. 
  • Teen rooms with space for technology, homework and creative expression.
  • New and expanded spaces for meeting and gathering.

Get involved

What do you want your library to look like? Join in these upcoming community events and let’s build these libraries together.

Community events will be updated as they are scheduled. 

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Gifts to The Library Foundation will support enhancements to spaces for children and teens.


Features at your new libraries

New buildings

Renovated and expanded spaces

Refresh projects

  • Central Library: New restrooms, carpet, paint, furniture, comfortable seating, power outlets, teen space, meeting space
  • 10 more libraries receiving important upgrades (scheduled to be complete fall 2025)

Upgrades for better, faster service

  • Gigabit speed internet to all libraries (scheduled to be complete fall of 2025)
  • Operations Center: a new, efficient materials-handling facility (opened January 2024)