Library Study Center celebrates new and improved services
Many attend grand re-opening of popular after-school facility
–Students just couldn’t wait for the large red ribbon to be cut on Monday, August 19, when Phase II of the Library Study Center’s facility improvements were unveiled. Parents, too, were eager to learn first-hand about the Study Center’s new and expanded services, which include:
• Now open Fridays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The Study Center is now open five days per week, Monday- Friday.
• Now offering a fully-circulating Children’s Library
The Library Study Center’s collections have been greatly expanded and more items can now be checked out at the Center (with a library card).
• Now issuing library cards
Parents can now get library cards for their children at the Library Study Center (valid at all Black Gold Cooperative libraries).
Mayor Steve Martin was on hand to welcome the crowd of library supporters and to thank those who helped fund this latest round of improvements: Justin Vineyard & Winery, Thaddeus Sherman Masonic Lodge #196, long-time donor Kate Morgans, the Paso Robles Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Paso Robles Library.
“A book is a doorway to discovery. Today, along with our generous donors, we opened that door and invited the children in our community to step in so that they may build their hopes and dreams with a collection that inspires them to reach for the stars,” stated City Librarian Angelica Fortin.
The Study Center, located at 3600 Oak St., Ste. 101, was established in 2001 to provide a place for students to do homework after school. In addition, Literacy for Life and San Luis Obispo County’s First Five of California use the space for adult education. Each year, over 10,700 people make use of study center resources.
For more information on the Library Study Center, please call (805) 237-4743 between 2:30-4:30 p.m. or visit www.prcity.com/library.