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Future Libraries: Expansions and Improvements

Your source for everything related to the Deschutes Public Library bond measure. Voters approved Bond Measure 9-139 to construct a world-class central library as well as double the size and collection of the Redmond Library and remodel and update existing libraries.

After six years of planning and meeting with more than 6,000 community members, Deschutes Public Library is putting vision into action to provide outstanding library spaces and services for decades to come. In November 2020 Deschutes County voters supported the Library’s bond measure to expand and improve libraries across the county. The bond will fund the design and construction of an approximately 90,000-square-foot library to serve all Deschutes County residents. Bond funds will also pay for doubling the square footage of the Redmond Library and will renovate and update existing libraries in Downtown Bend, East Bend, La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver.

We are eager to continue working with the community as we update and expand buildings and services to ensure that Deschutes County residents have access to the library resources and services needed to keep pace with life in the 21st century.

Current Proposed Schedule

Project Construction
Start
Construction
Completion
Opening
Sisters Library 12/30/2022 6/22/2023 8/10/2023
La Pine Library 12/30/2022 6/22/2023 8/10/2023
Redmond Library 4/26/2023 7/23/2024 9/17/2024
Sunriver Library 7/31/2023 1/19/2024 3/1/2024
East Bend Library 7/31/2023 1/5/2024 3/1/2024
Downtown Bend Library 8/28/2024 4/8/2025 5/27/2025
Stevens Ranch Library 7/1/2023 6/30/2025 10/15/2025

Coming soon

East Bend Library, Downtown Bend Library, Sunriver Library

Stevens Ranch Library

By centralizing library operations, this new library will provide greater efficiency and faster distribution of materials to the entire county. With more than 100,000 square feet of space—both indoors and outdoors—it will also offer more collections, more meeting areas, and more space for creative endeavors.

Page Last Modified Thursday, October 6, 2022


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