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Amazed. Inspired. Grateful.

Amazed. Inspired. Grateful.

The Pleasant Hill Library Foundation extends our deep appreciation to the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation for providing a generous $50,000 matching gift challenge towards the campaign for our new library. We were sincerely moved by the number of community members...

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$50,000 Match Challenge

$50,000 Match Challenge

In 2016, Pleasant Hill residents voted to replace our library’s aging facility with a modern building designed to meet present-day community needs. Construction of our 21st century library is slated to be complete in 2022.  Right now, through March 31st, the...

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Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Book Store

Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Book Store

With the beloved Pleasant Hill Library razed to the ground, the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library were left homeless, but with the help of the Pleasant Hill City Council, the Friends were able to secure a retail location in downtown Pleasant Hill at 35 Crescent...

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Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on March 8

Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on March 8

Please join us for a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, March 8 where city leaders will provide an update on the construction of our new city library. They’ll present colorful design renderings of the building and the exterior ground, plans for the interior amenities, and...

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Sculptural logs for the Activity Yard

Sculptural logs for the Activity Yard

The new Pleasant Hill Library will offer both indoor AND outdoor opportunities for exploration, relaxation, contemplation and play. The Design Team will work with artist Evan Shively and his Arborica team to select and create two beautiful, family-friendly sculptural...

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January 2021 Construction Phase Report

January 2021 Construction Phase Report

Here’s the latest construction news: Fireline installation and testing completed Slab on grade edge form in progress Under slab electrical in progress Under slab plumbing in progress Percent of construction work completed to date: 20% (based on actual contractor...

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Why we need a new library

Why we need a new library

Libraries connect us, building our community, expanding our world, and changing lives. Through fundraising and advocacy, we amplify public investment in the Pleasant Hill library to make a great library extraordinary. Libraries are where we connect, to each other, our...

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