Saturday, November 14, 2009

A new library and learning center

Today is the opening day of the new Lafayette Library and Learning Center.  This beautiful new facility has been in the planning and building stages for years - so it is a great event for our town that it is finally here.

This new building replaces our small, cramped, 60's era library with a wonderful new central spot for Lafayette.  As a former mayor and the current mayor explained in a recent article in the SF Chronicle:
Lafayette citizens reimagined the library as a place for lifelong learning and collaborated with 12 of the region's leading arts, science and educational institutions to showcase their traveling programs. Called the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, this collection of nonprofit organizations honors the UC Berkeley scientist and chancellor who called Lafayette his home for more than 40 years.
We were early contributors to this effort and have special libary cards to show for it!

There will be an all-day celebration today, but in reality the celebration will be continuing, as Lafayette opens a library that all towns should aspire to.

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