California State Library awards Coachella $4.5 million to renovate old library


Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez announced in a recent Facebook post that the California State Library awarded the City of Coachella $4.5 million to renovate the old Coachella Library on Seventh St.

Earlier this year, the library began to be used as a facility for the Desert College, providing places for study, professional and personal counseling, and a pantry.

Before the college leased the space, the property was vacant. The City of Coachella entered into a lease agreement beginning last summer and ending October 31, 2022.

The original Coachella Library opened in City Hall in 1957. In 1981 the library moved to 7th Street in the former 1st Presbyterian Church where it served the public until 2018 when the city of Coachella has opened its new library on 6th Street.

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