Bayview Branch Library Grand Opening | SF
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Bayview Branch Library | 5075 Third St., San Francisco, CA
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The San Francisco Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of the new Bayview Branch Library located at 5075 Third St. at Revere Avenue on February 23, 2013.
The celebration will kick off with a musical procession starting at Mendell Plaza near the Bayview Opera House at 10 am. The procession will lead to the new Bayview library where there will be lion dancers and an official ribbon cutting at 11 am. Library services will begin at 12 noon.
The new, seismically safe and accessible 9,000-square-foot library is being built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and environmental features that include solar panels, two green living roof gardens, and an innovative air circulation system.
The new library features a designated teen area, a children’s area with interactive learning spaces, an expanded collection of books and materials with a large Chinese-language collection, more public computers, two quiet study rooms, an interior courtyard and a meeting room with after-hours access for community meetings and events.
A key feature of the new library building are photograms created by artist and Bayview resident Ron Saunders. In addition, the building façade features 10 glass panels that depict images from historic photographs of the people and places from the Bayview neighborhood.
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