The city of Calabasas plans a grand opening Jan. 13 for its new library in the Parkway Calabasas Shopping Center.
City Council members and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky are scheduled o be on hand for the event, which begins at 11 a.m. at the library, 23645 Calabasas Road.
Until now, the city's library has been housed in a tiny room in City Hall that held about 4,000 volumes. Officials say the new, 1,500-square-foot facility will house about 12,000 volumes.
Calabasas, which signed a three-year lease at the shopping center, hopes eventually to build its own library. However, budget constraints could force the city to remain at the shopping center indefinitely.