“A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.” Henry Ward Beecher
A new main library to serve San Diegans for generations to come is on the horizon. Construction is hoped to begin in 2008 and be completed by 2011. Located in downtowns emergent East Village on the city block surrounded by 11th Avenue and Park Blvd. and J and K Streets, the new main library will be the icon anchoring the scenic Park to the Bay Link connecting Balboa Park with San Diego Bay. The library will include an outdoor Library Plaza and café, a 350-seat auditorium, a three-story domed reading room, 400-seat west facing multi-purpose room, a teen center, a childrens library, technology center and more! Funds are tight, and private funding is needed!! To see what you can do to help.
The form is certain to enhance San Diegos intellectual, cultural and physical skyline. People outside will see people inside. At night, the dome will glow as a beacon of knowledge.