SEE YOU SUNDAY 2PM-4PM FOR THE GRAND REOPENING OF OUR NEWLY REMODELED MORRO BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY!
We’ve been doing the final construction clean-up and preparations for the big re-opening party.
Donna is readying the entrance, Perry is making sure the front door is painted right and Ryan is securing an honor bench in the lovely patio area. Interested in honoring someone with a named bench or other space in the new library? Click HERE for details.
MANY, MANY THANKS TO THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF, ALL OF WHOM WERE VITAL IN MAKING THE REMODEL PROJECT A REALITY.
OPENING THE DOORS TO KNOWLEDGE
Sunday March 1st – 2-4PM
The Grand Opening ceremony for the newly remodeled Morro Bay Public Library, “Opening the Doors to Knowledge,” will be held Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 2-4pm. The ceremony is to honor and thank the many people who contributed to the successful renovation of the library’s interior.
Mistress of Ceremonies for the celebration will be former Librarian Jude Sanner Long, who managed the Morro Bay Branch for more than 30 years.
Mayor Jamie Irons will cut the ribbon at 2:00 and short speeches by District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson, Library Director Chris Barnickel and Branch Manager Jackie Kinsey will follow.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Morro Bay Friends of the Library and local musicians Guy Budd and Inga Swearingen will perform. Mary Hay of Hay Printing has designed keepsake bookmarks to celebrate the event.
Additional work is still being planned to upgrade the exterior landscaping. Morro Bay In Bloom has offered to present a plan for City and Friends’ approval and the County will pay for plants and irrigation.
The Friends, already looking into the future, have started a fund to pay for the next Remodel Project. Book sales are a major part of fundraising and will resume with a major book sale April 18, 2015, at the Community Center. Please bring your donations of books, CDs, DVDs, to the Library to help support the sale. Books and magazines are also on sale in the library lobby every day and cash donations are always gratefully accepted.
On Tuesday, February 10th, the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors passed a resolution honoring the Board of the Morro Bay Friends of the Library and the Community of Morro Bay for their contributions to the renovation of the Morro Bay Public Library. Thanks to everyone involved. It’s because of you the library has been updated and renewed.
Morro Bay Friends of the Library appreciate and thank the wonderful community of Morro Bay which has supported and stood by its library since 1922.
There’s still time to help with the remodel. Click HERE to donate to the fund. There are still some naming opportunities available.
Check out the remodel FAQs HERE.
2014 was a banner year for our library. The Morro Bay Friends of the Library would like to thank all our donors, volunteers and communities for their support of the remodel plans.
We would like to give a special thank you to our wonderful neighbors; Coalesce, the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church for working with all of us during this transition time. We value knowing how much they are willing to be there for us when the Library moves to the interim location, and we are grateful for their support.
The Morro Bay Friends of the Library is proud to announce that Mr. Gordon Lu (Lu Chi Fa) has generously offered to give $10.00 from the sale of his autobiography “Double Luck” to the Library’s Remodel Project. Books must be purchased at the Morro Bay Library or at Mr. Lu’s Coffee Pot Restaurant on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.
For more information about Mr. Lu and “Double Luck” click HERE.
The architect’s rendering of the new Children’s Area.
Morro Bay Library Hours During Construction
Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays – 10am-5pm
Wednesdays – 10am-5pm
Thursdays – 10am-5pm
Fridays – 10am-5pm
Saturdays – 10am-5pm
Sundays – Closed
Contact UsMorro Bay Friends of the Library 625 Harbor St. Morro Bay, CA 93442 805-772-6394 EMAIL Don’t have a Paypal account? Use the “continue” link at the bottom left side of the Paypal page to make a donation with a credit card or bank account.
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