In November 2000, the voters passed a bond measure for $106 million to upgrade San Francisco’s branch library system and in November 2007, the voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition D authorizing additional funding to improve the branches.
Plans include seismic strengthening, accessibility improvements, technology upgrades, a small rear expansion, a new designated Teen Area, Children’s Area with interactive early learning features, improved heating & ventilation, and a renovated program room for library and community programs. The historic integrity of this 1917 Carnegie will be maintained and the building restored to its original grandeur.
The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are raising funds from private donations to pay for new furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the branch libraries. For more information on the Neighborhood Library Campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Building better libraries for stronger communities