07/03/2013

Escondido, CA - The Escondido Public Library invites the public to learn more and to provide input about the development of a new dynamic Library by attending Share Your Vision Community Meetings on July 23 and July 24, 2013 at two locations. Hear what the community has been saying about the Library’s vision and values and learn about the emerging design concepts for an expanded library facility. Community feedback on conceptual design options for a new wing for the existing Library is important and attendance at the meetings is encouraged.

The meetings will take place on: Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Escondido Public Library (Turrentine Room) 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA  92025

Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters (Community Meeting Room) 1163 North Centre City Parkway Escondido, CA 92016

Share Your Vision Community Meetings are free and open to the public and the agenda will be the same for both meetings. -  more  -  Escondido Public Library has been a vital part of the community’s educational, cultural, and economic development for more than a century. The current library building, located downtown, can no longer accommodate the materials, services, and technology to support the community’s 21st century needs. Studies over the past five years have confirmed the need for an expanded library and City Council approved the initiation of the conceptual design study to reorganize the current building and add a new state-of-the-art wing. Broad-based community input and ideas are essential to making the project a success.

This is the second and final round of community meetings to provide a project update and forum for community input. A conceptual design plan will be presented to City Council in the fall.

The Escondido Library Foundation has been actively involved in addressing the need for an expanded Library. Jack Anderson, Foundation President and member of the steering team for the Library’s expansion, is looking forward to receiving ideas from the public. He said, “We encourage your participation in this important community process. The Library is an integral part of our community life, and the design process will bring about a specific plan that will improve and strengthen the Library’s capacity and user-friendly capabilities.”

The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Learn more about the Library expansion project at http://library.escondido.org/expansion or contact Cynthia Smith, Deputy City Librarian at 760-839-4329.