SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – After years of planning, hard work and close collaboration, the City of Campbell and the Santa Clara County Library District are pleased to announce the official groundbreaking ceremony for the fully renovated Campbell Library to take place on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 10 a.m. The entire community is invited to join the celebration and learn more about the project. Join Campbell Mayor Anne Bybee, Vice Mayor Susan Landry, City Councilmembers Sergio Lopez, Dan Furtado and Elliot Scozzola, City Manager Brian Loventhal, Santa Clara County Library District County Librarian, Jennifer Weeks, and the Friends of the Campbell Library as they mark this important milestone for the new library.
“Campbell is a friendly, dynamic and diverse city, reflecting our residents,” said Brian Loventhal, Campbell City Manager. “We are very excited to be breaking ground today on the Campbell Library Renovation Project and to provide our community with the modern conveniences and excellent facilities and services they deserve.”
Friday, November 10 @ 10 a.m.
77 Harrison Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Light refreshments to follow hosted by the Friends of the Campbell Library.
The fully renovated Campbell Library is designed as a welcoming and flexible space for everyone in the community to enjoy. From popular collections of materials for all ages and interests, to family programs, free WiFi, collaborative meeting rooms, a fully equipped Community Room, imaginative children’s play spaces, and dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults, the new library will have something for everyone.
“The Campbell Library is a cherished resource for the residents of Campbell,” said Jennifer Weeks, County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District. “With the full renovation offering bright, open and welcoming spaces, we look forward to providing Campbell residents a destination to read, relax, attend a program, learn a new skill, or get together with others to work, study, and socialize.”
Construction is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2025.
For more information about the Campbell Library renovation project and the new Campbell Police facility, visit campbellca.gov/MeasureO, opens a new window.
About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Founded in 1914, its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs/Blu-rays, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
For the last fifteen years, Library Journal has recognized SCCLD as one of America’s Star Libraries, and in 2022, SCCLD was rated a 5-Star library in their Index of Public Library Service, one of only five library systems in the United States with expenditures over $30 million given this honor. In 2014 and 2019, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council. SCCLD also received a Challenge Award in 2019 from the California State Association of Counties and an Innovative Project of the Year Award (Large District) from the California Special Districts Association in 2020.
SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library, serving the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In Calendar Year 2022, SCCLD had nearly 340,000 library accounts, over 1.1 million unique website visits, and a circulation of over 11 million items.
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