It's official! After less than two years of construction, the new Bayview SF Public Library at 5075 Third St. will be opening its doors:
Saturday February 23, 2013.
Musical Procession begins at the Bayview Opera House at 10:30am
Festivities at the Library begin at 11:00 am.
Library services begin at 12pm and the doors will remain open until 6pm.
From the SFPL website:
Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library was opened as a storefront facility in 1927. It was the 13th branch in the San Francisco Public Library system, replacing a "library station" that had been established in 1921. The present Bayview Branch Library is located on the 3rd Street business corridor of the Bayview/Hunter's Point district. This red brick building was built in 1969 with a bequest from Anna E. Waden, a clerical employee of the City of San Francisco. Miss Waden's gift of $185,700 paid for the development of this cooperative community project. The building was completed in February 1969, and the formal dedication took place on July 12, 1969. The architect was John S. Bolles & Associates and the contractor was Nibbi Brothers. A sculpture by Jacques Overhoff graces the facade of the building.
Bayview Public Library in 1970
Friends of the SF Public Library
Help raise funds for the library by visiting https://act.friendssfpl.org/bayviewbricks
Bayview Grand Opening Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/341416689298205/