Mead Valley Library


Perris, CA

The Mead Valley Library complex provides a center for activities with a large children’s area, a multi‐purpose room for afterschool events and local events, several reading rooms, and an outdoor amphitheater. In an area where the effects of a struggling economy were evident with high unemployment, poverty, and an epidemic of crime, the Riverside County Mead Valley Library project began as a means of bringing encouragement to a depressed rural community.

This library was a design‐bid‐build project consisting of a ground‐up 20,000 square foot, one‐story library complex with 3 ¼ acres of site development in the city of Perris, California. Not only was it meant to bolster and stimulate the community, but it was to become a needed center for educational benefits and community activities.