By Duane Dewitt, July 29, 2019 for the Sonoma County Gazette
Roseland Community Library
Will Live On into the Future
Roseland Library will host a “Veterans Connect Pop up”Providing information about benefits available to them Thursday August 15
Roseland Community Library will live on into the future. “The Sonoma County Library has signed a six-year lease on a building at 470 Sebastopol Road, across the street from the current temporary library.” according to Ray Holley of the Sonoma County Library System. He pointed out to Roseland Review in an email announcing the good news in late June, the agency is not affiliated with the County of Sonoma. Mr. Holley emphasized, “We are a separate public agency.” He went on to say, “We have to wait for one of the current tenants to relocate, so it will be near the end of the year before we open.” Of importance to Roseland residents and local library users he noted, “The new library will have abundant parking, heating, air conditioning and a roof that doesn't leak — all things the current library lacks.”
The current library is the one installed in the “Dollar Store” building at 777 Sebastopol Rd. a few years ago once Sonoma County taxpayers purchased 7 acres of the Roseland Village Shopping Center on the north side of Sebastopol Rd. at the northern end of West Ave. This was where the former Albertsons’ grocery store was located. This was torn down by the county in order to attract a housing developer. Also it was done to make use of millions of dollars of taxpayers money county staff did not want to return to the state of California when the Roseland Redevelopment Agency was disbanded. A one acre green space was advocated for to be at the site by local residents.