December 6, 2023
The San Diego central library. Picture courtesy of the town

San Diego Central Library, now open for 10 years, celebrated a decade of studying, literacy and neighborhood Saturday.

Town provided a full slate of occasions within the morning an early afternoon, together with swing dancing, stay music, a scavenger hunt, youngsters’s story time, face portray and crafts, together with mild refreshments, and a happy-birthday sing-a-long with the library’s mascot ODI the Coyote.

There was additionally a show on view within the 1st Ground Well-liked Library depicting the historical past of San Diego Central Library.

Central Library opened on Sept. 28, 2013. Architect Rob Wellington Quigley designed the nine-story, 497,652-square-foot constructing with distinctive options, together with the enduring latticed dome and a number of terraces overlooking downtown San Diego.

Almost 8.3 million individuals have visited Central Library because it opened. 

The library options the Dr. Seuss-themed Denny Sanford Youngsters’s Library and two flooring devoted to e3 Civic Excessive College, the primary highschool to be built-in right into a metropolitan central library.

Different options embody a 3,000-square-foot artwork gallery, the Uncommon Books Room, IDEA Lab and the Sullivan Household Baseball Analysis Heart, the most important baseball analysis assortment exterior of the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame.

The Central Library additionally provides a number of neighborhood sources together with a profession heart, homeless and psychological well being outreach and grownup literacy companies.