Monthly Archives: January 2015

San Francisco Public Library Unveils New $1.7 Million Learning Center & Veterans Resource Center

MEDIA CONTACT:
Michelle Jeffers, (415) 557-4282; (415) 608-1593; mjeffers@sfpl.org

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San Francisco Public Library Unveils New $1.7 Million

Learning Center & Veterans Resource Center

 

WHAT:    Ribbon Cutting for new Library Learning Center and Veterans Resource Center

WHEN:   Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Main Library, 100 Larkin St., 5th Floor – Larkin Street side of Building

WHO:

  • Mayor Ed Lee
  • City Librarian Luis Herrera
  • Supervisor Jane Kim
  • Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco Public Works
  • David Rose, Cal Vets
  • David Mottola, The Arc San Francisco

WHAT:     The San Francisco Main Library has undertaken a $1.7 million remodel of its fifth floor to house a brand new learning center, The Bridge at Main, and a Veterans Resource Center. The new center offers programming and information to build 21st century literacy skills including adult & family literacy classes, 1-on-1 tutoring, learning differences resource support, plus technology, health and financial literacy programs. The center includes a brand new computer classroom as well as a state-of-the-art technology-equipped learning studio with resources for 3D printing, animation and other digital literacy skills. The center will also house the new Veterans Resource Center (VRC), in partnership with CalVets. Veterans will be able to learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits that may be available to them and their families. The VRC will have a collection of books and other resources for veterans, and provide access to computer equipment for extended periods in order to complete online application and do research.