The Malibu Library underwent a major renovation from its original 1963 building at a cost of $6 million, including new children's areas, a story time book, study rooms a reading garden and other communal areas.
“We are proud of the library project for many reasons: its world-class programing through the Speaker Series, its educational outreach programs like story time and its environmentally sensitive design,” said Malibu Mayor Joan House.
This is the first city of Malibu project to receive LEED certification, according to Sandi Turner, Malibu's media information officer. The Malibu Library was given LEED Gold Certification, which is the second highest level of achievement for environmental design.
LEED certification is a program of the United States Green Building Council that provides third-party verification of sustainable buildings.
Margaret Donnellan Todd, County Librarian, said the project allows the library to serve the community more broadly and with better facilities.
"Receiving LEED Gold certification underscores the commitment to excellence our library system brings to its partnership with the city of Malibu,” Donnellan said.