The city of San Diego recently opened a new downtown public library, a real show place, so put a visit to our new library on your list of things to do the next time you come to town.
The modern, nine-story building includes an indoor theater with seating for 300, a classroom where the computer-illiterate are taught in a friendly, supportive environment to use the 600 computers scattered throughout the building, a quiet space for students to do homework, even a charter school. An entire section of one floor is devoted to genealogy, there's an inviting adult reading room beneath the glass dome on the upper lever, even a place to reserve for weddings and other events. Comfortable seating is scattered throughout the floors and a collection of antique typewriters encourage visitors to reminisce. There's even an extensive collection of videos and music on CD's to check out and enjoy at your leisure.
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This library was in the works for far too long, but is well worth the wait, and it looks like the enlarging of the branch library in my neighborhood will be next on the City Council's list. Our community desperately needs those two planned meeting rooms and the additional square feet that will more than double the usable space, and looks forward to the extended hours promised for all the city's libraries in next year's budget.
What have you checked out lately?