Branch History

From the Oakland Public Library website:

“The original 900 square foot Storybook style library was built in 1930 in the Oakland hills, about half a mile from the emerging shopping district known as Montclair Village. An addition was constructed in 1969 to meet the rising demand for children’s services. This became the new children’s room, doubling the previous space. In 2000, another addition was completed, again to expand children’s services as well as adding space for a new teen area. Now Montclair is a busy 3900 square foot branch serving a well established, bustling community.”

Entryway of Montclair's storybook library

Entryway of Montclair's storybook library

Additional branch history information:
- Article from Friends of the Oakland Library newsletter

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