The Danville Library opened August 4, 1998. The Town of Danville funded the construction and maintenance of the new library, which replaced a small and outdated building. The library is operated as a branch of the Contra Costa County library system.
The Danville Library Foundation was established in anticipation of the opening of the new library to raise funds for new materials, including books, videos, CD’s, and computers. Since it began the Foundation has raised almost $1 million to support the library collection.
Danville has one of the highest circulation levels of the 26 community libraries in Contra Costa County even though we don’t have the largest library building or population. The library has nearly 80,000 items in the collection including bestsellers, feature film and series DVD’s, an expanded Young Adult collection, teen and adult and children’s books sections and special language collections such as Chinese, Farsi and Spanish.
Library cardholders exceed 50% of Danville residents with 26,500 cardholders in the Danville/Blackhawk communities. Alamo residents are high users as well.
The Danville Library has 33 public computers and free wifi service in the building and outside on the Town Green.
The Danville Library extends library service outside the building with free programs such as Books for the Homebound and Preschool Stories-to-Go programs. The library’s Teen Advisory Board worked with the Town of Danville and the librarian to develop a Teen Zone area and expanded student seating and collections.