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North Beach Branch Library Breaks Ground on New Building
WHAT: Mayor Edwin Lee, Supervisor David Chiu, City Librarian Luis Herrera and other officials break ground for the new North Beach Branch Library.
WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11 a.m-1 p.m. (speeches to begin 11:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Columbus Avenue and Lombard Street (triangle lot)
WHO: Remarks by:
- Mayor Edwin M. Lee
- City Librarian Luis Herrera
- Supervisor David Chiu
- Mohammed Nuru, Department of Public Works
- Phil Ginsburg, Recreation and Parks Department
- Jewelle Gomez, San Francisco Public Library Commission
- Scott Staub, Executive Director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
- Julie Christensen, Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground
- Rev. Norman Fong
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Mal Sharp band; Beach Blanket Babylon performers; other musical entertainment; dignitaries with shovels; North Beach families celebrating new library project.
WHAT: The construction of the new North Beach Branch Library is part of the Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP), which is funded by a $106 million bond measure to upgrade or replace the city’s branch libraries. A separate fundraising campaign by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library will provide new furniture and equipment for the new library. The new North Beach library is being rebuilt as a world-class library with separate children, adult, & teen areas; a large program room; public art; and space to provide expanded library collections, technology and services to the community. Designed by Leddy, Maytum, Stacy Architects and constructed by CLW Builders, this 8,500-square-foot building will provide a seismically safe, universally accessible and environmentally sustainable library facility.
Building Better Libraries for Stronger Communities!