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New and Renovated library openings around the state

Logan Heights Branch Library Ground Breaking


Jerry Sanders, Mayor of San Diego, address ground breaking crowds for the new Logan Heights Branch Library.  Background: Carl Cohn (San Diego Unified School District Superintendent); Denise Moreno Ducheny (State Senator, District 40); Bessie Condos (California State Library); Ben Hueso (City of San Diego Councilmember District 8); Judith A. Harris (Library Foundation President)
. [Photo courtesy City of San Diego]

The San Diego Public Library held a ground breaking ceremony for the new Logan Heights Branch Library on Thursday, November 08.  The new library, a recipient of a Bond Act of 2000 grant, will be located on an elementary school ground and adjacent to a middle school, and will be a two story 25,000 square foot library that will replace a 3,697 square foot library that was built in 1927. It will be a major cultural center for the predominantly Hispanic Community with a 300 seat "Centro Cultural" community room. 

For complete details about the Logan Heights Branch Library construction project, please visit their page on the California State Library website.


Breaking ground for the new  Logan Heights Branch Library of the San Diego Public Library (left to right) Jim Dawe (past chair of the Library of California Board and former chair of the San Diego Public Library Board of Commissioners); Bessie Condos (California State Library); Carl Cohn (San Diego Unified School District Superintendent); Denise Moreno Ducheny (State Senator, District 40); Ben Hueso (City of San Diego Councilmember District 8); Joe Gama (Associate Director of the Memorial Academy of Learning and Technology Middle School); Anna Tatar (San Diego Public Library Director)
. [Photo courtesy City of San Diego]


County of Los Angeles Public Library Ground Breaking 
for Acton/Agua Dulce Public Library

Celebrating at the ground breaking for the new Acton/Agua Dulce Public Library are left to right: Lee Jennings (President, Friends of the Library), Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Kathy Howard (Past President, Friends of the Library).
[Photo courtesy County of Los Angeles Public Library]
   

The County of Los Angeles Public Library held a ground breaking event for the new Acton/Agua Dulce Public Library on Monday, October 29. The new library, a recipient of a Bond Act of 2000 grant, will be 10,874 square feet and is partnering with the Acton/Agua Dulce School District.

For complete details about the Acton/Agua Dulce Public Library construction project, please visit their page on the California State Library website.

 

 


Breaking ground for the new Acton/Agua Dulce Library are left to right: Lee Jennings (President, Friends of the Library); John Brevidoro(donated land for the new library); Kathy Howard (Past President, Friends of the Library); Judy Bartlett (Friends of the Library); Supervisor Michael Antonovich; Leona Sexton (Acton/Agua Dulce School Board); Terri Maguire (Deputy County Librarian); Bessie Condos (California State Library); Sandy Madsen (President, Acton/Agua Dulce Arts Council); Alene Griffin (Friends of the Library); Lillian Smith (Editor, Agua Dulce/Acton Country Journal)
. [Photo courtesy County of Los Angeles Public Library]


Lincoln Public Library


Mayor Kent Nakata addresses the crowds at the opening of the new Lincoln Public Library.  In the background are staff members left to right: Renae Mahaffey (Library Coordinator of Carnegie Library); Katrin Olafsson (Librarian II); Darla Wegener (Library Director); Andrea Stephenson (Library Media Teacher); Patrick Sweeney (Library Coordinator, Twelve Bridges); Susan Hutchins (Library Assistant)
. [Photo courtesy City of Lincoln]

Lincoln Public Library opened on Saturday, October 20.  Situated on a 65 acre site in the 12 Bridges Development, the library is the first completed building of a partnering effort between Sierra College and the Western Placer Unified School District--other buildings will include a high school and a satellite college campus.

The new library, which is 37,872 square feet and approximately 17 times larger than the 2300 square foot Carnegie Library, is a state of the art library that includes expanded collections for seniors, children, teens, parents, and members of the Spanish Community; study carrels; Homework Center; Computer Lab; Business and Career Information Centers and a teen area with specialized exhibits, collections, computers, and specialized listening and viewing equipment to support teen needs.

For complete details about the Lincoln Public Library construction project, please visit their page on the California State Library website. 


Ribbon cutting event for the new Lincoln Public Library (left to right): Jordan Knighton (NTD Architecture); Mary Anne Kearney (Library Staff); Julie Miller (Library Staff); Renae Mahaffey (Library Staff); Katrin Olafsson (Library Staff); Tom Cosgrove (City of Lincoln Councilman); Leo Chavez (Superintendent/President Sierra College); Carri Werve (Lincoln Library Board Member); Dolores Martinez (Lincoln Library Board Member); Spencer Short (City of Lincoln Councilman); Mary Kennedy (Lincoln Library Board Member); Barbara Sloan (Library Staff); Patrick Sweeney (Library Staff); Mickey Haggard (Lincoln Library Advocate); Melissa Borelli (Library Staff); Darla Wegener (Library Director); Jill Loya (Library Staff); Kent Nakata (Mayor City of Lincoln); Bessie Condos (California State Library); Paul Carras (Western Placer Unified School District Board Member); Scott Fischer (Librarian); James McLeod (Western Placer Unified School District Board Member); Linda Derosier (Library Staff); Linda Stackpole (City of Lincoln Councilwoman); Brian Haley (Dean Library/Learning Resource Center, Sierra College); Andrea Stephenson (Library Media Teacher); Janice Maddox (Library Staff); H
eather Brophy (Library Staff); Esther Peden (Retired Library Coordinator).  [Photo courtesy City of Lincoln]

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