Visitacion Valley Library

07Sep11

I mentioned in my last post that our new neighborhood library was opening at the end of July. Going from a small 2,00 square foot facility to a brand new 10,000 square foot building. I was there yesterday for the fifth(?) time since it opened. The change in atmosphere is amazing. Our old library was busy, but I am pretty sure lots of people who wanted to come to it chose other libraries because it was so small. Saturday the library was bustling. All the tables were full. The chairs were mostly occupied. Kids were reading. People were on computers. Teens were shelving materials. It seems every time I go in someone is asking to get a library card.

It will be interesting to watch over the next year how this new larger library in a new location, three blocks from the old site, changes the commercial corridor it’s on and if it facilitates greater connection in the neighborhood.