Pleasant Valley Branch
The Pleasant Valley Branch is a 38,835 sq. ft., LEED Gold certified, state-of-the-art Library and community center that was completed in early 2009 and dedicated on April 25th of the same year. Located at 5568 Adams Avenue, Washington Terrace, UT, the Branch was positioned in the southern portion of Weber County to meet the explosive demand for multi-faceted Library services in that area. The 4.25-acre building site was donated by an interested family; Friends of the Library canvassed the community, informing residents of a series of public hearings where concerned County Commissioners would consider and eventually approve an adjustment to the Library’s tax rate to provide funds for “bricks and mortar;” and the Library Development Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, pledged support in raising funds to enhance the basic building infrastructure with world-class, technology-smart, multipurpose spaces.
The Branch is home to the Elaine R. Stephens Gallery, the Alan Nye Board Room, the James & Norma A. Kier Amphitheater, and a Black Box Theater with seating for 250 people. The Pleasant Valley Branch contains the only consumer health center in the System, the Regence Consumer Health Information Center, which has a multi-media touch screen health information kiosk. The Branch houses a specialty coffee and café shop, BEAN-A-COLADA, that provides beverages, breakfast and lunch items, and a seating area. The open and light-infused building hosts a variety of activities including children’s Discovery Time, the After School Program, book discussions, film screenings, outdoor concerts, author events, exercise classes, and a Teen Chess Club.
Community spaces and private rooms can be rented for business and private functions during and after Library business hours. The Branch has a professional kitchen attached to a community room for catering special events such as weddings and corporate parties. The Pleasant Valley Branch offers work spaces equipped with monitors and outlets that can be utilized to facilitate group projects. A computer lab is available for teens that offers a special work station with game design, flight simulator, and chess software. Computer spaces are also available for adults and children and numerous computer and technology classes are taught at the Branch throughout the year. WIFI is available free of charge and an emedia kiosk allows patrons to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our eMedia databases.