Bayview to Get a New Library
Looks like the process of building the replacement for the Bayview Branch Library is well underway and meeting with community approval, according to this article in the Examiner. The article describes the community meeting held at the existing branch on September 8th, which marked the beginning of the “public review” phase of the process. The SFPL is negotiating to purchase the building next door to the existing branch; if they succeed, the new library will be the largest branch in the system, at an estimated cost of $10 million (a bargain, really). The old building will be demolished in 2010, and the new branch should be ready for regular service in 2011; in the interim, services will be maintained at the nearby YMCA.
These refurbished branch libraries are really nice to visit and use. I often spend an afternoon in the new Glen Park branch before going downstairs to do my grocery shopping. A fresh, clean library is so inviting.
[Tip via Curbed SF.]