Two Tulare County Branch Libraries to Reopen

November 1, 2011

Tulare County Branch Libraries in Ivanhoe and Earlimart will host grand reopening events this week.

The grand reopening of the Ivanhoe Branch Library will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at 15964 Heather Ave. in Ivanhoe. The grand reopening of the Earlimart Branch Library will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday at 780 E. Washington St. in Earlimart.

At both library events, refreshments and a tour of the facilities will be provided.

Library Construction

Both libraries were recently closed for renovations paid for by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) American Rehabilitation and Recovery Acts funds, Tulare County, and Tulare County Library Foundation Funds. Each branch library received more than $100,000 of updates including new library shelving, new furniture, and a general update of the facilities.

“The Board of Supervisors commends staff with the Tulare County Library, Resource Management Agency and Capital Projects departments, who has been hard at work improving facilities for County residents,” said Mike Ennis, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “The improvements to the libraries will prove to be a major benefit to both communities.”