News Release - June 1, 2009

Visitacion Valley Branch Library Breaks Ground on New Building Invitation to Cov

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Jeffers, (415) 557-4282 or

(415) 608-1593 (cell); mjeffers@sfpl.org

MEDIA ALERT

Visitacion Valley Branch Library Breaks Ground on New Building Invitation to Cover

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Student musicians and dancers from Visitacion Valley Elementary School and Visitacion Valley Middle School to perform at groundbreaking of the new Visitacion Valley Branch Library. City officials creating new jobs with the turn of a shovel.

What: Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, City Librarian Luis Herrera and other officials for the groundbreaking of the new Visitacion Valley Branch Library.

When: 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Wednesday, June 3

Where: 201 Leland Avenue at Rutland Street

Who:

Remarks by:

  • City Librarian Luis Herrera
  • Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
  • Ed Reiskin, Department of Public Works
  • Jewelle Gomez, San Francisco Public Library Commission
  • Donna Bero, executive director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

Why: The construction of the Visitacion Valley Branch is part of the Branch Library Improvement Program, which was funded by a $105.9 million bond measure approved by voters in 2000. A separate fundraising campaign by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library will provide new furniture and equipment for the new Visitacion Valley Branch. The new branch, which will replace a leased facility, will be a standalone building of approximately 8,500 square feet with ADA accessibility and more space for books and materials. The branch will have designated areas for children, teens and adults and a new program room that can be used for library events and also serve the community during hours that the branch is closed. A study room will allow a quiet space for studying and the design’s different roof heights with acoustical treatments will also allow for quiet spaces for reading alone in comfortable reading areas. A courtyard will enable outdoor programs at the branch.

Please RSVP to (415) 557-4277

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