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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Downtown San Diego Library was held wednesday at 11th Ave and Park Blvd in the East Village/Ballpark District. A lot of people showed up for the ceremony which surprised Mayor Jerry Sanders who held the welcoming speech. The Girl Scout Troop #5912 from San Ysidro sang the National Anthem and speakers included Christine Kehoe, member California State Senate, Kevin Faulconer, Council President Pro Team, City of San Diego and Richard Barrera, President of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees.
The new central library will be situated right next to Park Terrace, Icon and the New Jefferson Law School and will serve as a new public regional center for learning and literacy, offering public access to a collection of more than 1.3 million items. It will also help close the “digital divide” with more than 400 workstations, available laptops, spaces for teaching the use of new technology and free Wi-Fi access.
To read more about the library click on www.sandiegolibrary.org and to read 92101 Urban Living’s former blogs click on New Central Downtown San Diego Library in the East Village District is Seeking for Bids!, San Diego City Council Votes to Include San Diego Unified School District in New Downtown San Diego Library!, San Diegos New Central library on YouTube! and What do you think of downtown San Diegos School-In Library Concept in the East Village?. ')}