Northeast Stockton Library & Community CenterStrong Communities

The City of Stockton Community Services Department is planning for the future Northeast Stockton Library and Community Center.  Made possible by funding provided through the Strong Communities Initiative, the new facility will be located at 1461 Morada Lane, next to McNair High School at the corner of West Lane and Ronald McNair Way.


Naming the Library & Community Center

The City of Stockton is extending an open invitation to the public to submit nominations for naming the future Library and the future Community Center.  Please use the following forms:

All completed nomination application forms must be received by 5:30 p.m. on June 16, 2023:

Community Services Department

Attn: Kris Farro, Director

Administration Office, 2nd floor

605 N. El Dorado St.

Stockton, CA 95202

Completed naming applications must be received by Friday, June 16, 2023. For additional details, please see the full News Release.


Planning & Design

Planning and design efforts have been led by Arch Nexus, an award-winning architectural firm with demonstrated experience designing 21st-century libraries and community centers. The project includes both library and recreation facilities with ideas and needs identified by community members.  All design elements achieve LEED silver-level certification, maximizing natural light and environmental surroundings, creating an indoor/outdoor experience, and resulting in a low-impact design.


Virtual Groundbreaking


Community Meetings

Members of the community shared lots of great ideas in a number of community meetings over several months in 2019. The ideas for programs, services, and amenities were selected for the community, by the community -- children, teens, adults, and families. Through the use of pictures, interactive design displays, and creative ideas sessions, community members prioritized:

  • library and reading areas,
  • cafe and rooms for gatherings and meetings,
  • makers space with sewing machines,
  • culinary kitchen for teaching and learning job skills,
  • full-size gymnasium,
  • rock-climbing wall,
  • sports courts, such as basketball and pickleball,
  • lots of outdoor gathering & event space, and
  • a multi-use room suitable for hosting a preschool program and an outdoor playground designed especially for preschoolers.

Use the links below to see the new design come to life!


Plans & Renderings

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Groundbreaking & Construction

Project construction began March 30, 2021, and is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2023. The $14.5 million construction contract was approved by Stockton City Council on December 15, 2020, Agenda Item 14.4, with Patriot Contracting, Inc. It will be the first LEED-certified building for the City of Stockton.


Questions or Assistance?

For additional information, please call 209-937-8827 or email us.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/13/2023