The Morro Bay Friends of the Library (MBFOL) have begun the complete internal remodel and modernization of the Morro Bay Library. The library was built in 1985 by the MBFOL and then given to the City of Morro Bay. The library is part of San Luis Obispo County's library system and is the fourth busiest in the system, with approximately 300,000 visits per year.
Historically, the building housed the library and a community room. With the completion of the Morro Bay Community Center and the steady increase in library patrons, the MBFOL began to raise funds for a total remodel to expand library materials and services into the entire building. This project is unique in that it is being funded by the citizens of Morro Bay and surrounding communities through donations to the MBFOL.
The MBFOL have selected local architect Shana Reiss of Reiss Design Studio to design the new library. Reiss Design Studio was selected after a lengthy interview process that involved several local architectural firms. Shana Reiss is a graduate of Cal Poly with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration. She is current on green design practices, is LEED accredited, and NCARB certified. She has worked on several projects on the Central Coast, throughout the United States, and internationally.
The MBFOL continue to seek donations for the remodel. Link to the MBFOL website.