18Aug

Supervisor Hahn puts $1.3 million to Avalon Library Renovations

Los Angeles, CA- Yesterday, Supervisor Hahn committed $1.3 million of Fourth District discretionary funds to renovating the Avalon Library, located on the eastern portion of Catalina Island.

The Avalon Branch moved to its current location at 215 Sumner Ave. in 1962 and is in dire need of renovation. Although small in size, the library serves almost 30,000 visitors annually.

Renovations will begin after robust community engagement. Martinez Architects, an LA County based firm, will oversee the design process and assist in the bidding phase of the project.

After the renovation, visitors to the library will enjoy a more welcoming and contemporary interior which will include new furniture, better lighting, and a fresh coat of paint. In addition to the much-needed facelift, the library will soon be ADA compliant and boast brand new computers and printers.

“The Avalon library has needed some TLC for a long time. I am looking forward to working with Avalon residents to create a space which will be the pride and joy for the entire community.”