Temporary, limited services beginning Dec. 21 through summer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Big improvements are coming to the Euclid and Sunkist branches of the Anaheim Library. The exciting upgrades include new technology, finishes, furniture and more to debut in summer 2016.
Both branches will offer temporary service for neighborhood enrichment during construction, starting Monday, Dec. 21. A Bookmobile trailer will be parked near the Sunkist branch in Juarez Park to provide limited service on weekday afternoons. The Bookmobile bus will add a stop at the Euclid Library every other Friday. The last day of regular service at both branches prior to the grand re-openings is Friday, Dec. 18.
The renovations to both branch libraries will significantly boost the experience for patrons.
A new interior marketplace area will feature the most popular items as visitors enter the library. Technology will be prominently featured to assist those in finding employment, doing research, homework and learning new skills, and spaces for different ages will support each group’s unique needs. These improvements will provide the library with a fresh look that reflects each community’s diversity and service needs, including accessibility improvements.
Five other full-service library branches are available to Anaheim residents who need computer access or more extensive library services, and the free, self-service book kiosk is available at ARTIC seven days a week. For a list of library locations and services, please click here.
About Euclid Library
Within a five minute drive of the Euclid Library live more than 78,000 residents, including 22,000 under the age of 20. Of all the households in this area 22.5% earn less than $25,000 annually and 22.2% do not own a computer. Each day the Euclid Branch serves between 450 and 600 people including special programs for children, teens, and families. The library’s public computers, along with print and digital resources, are heavily used for homework, printing, job hunting, and staying connected with the digital world.
About Sunkist Library
Within a five minute drive of the Sunkist Library live more than 34,000 residents, including 9,000 under the age of 20. Of all the households in this area, 14.5% earn less than $25,000/year, and 19.7% do not own a computer. Young families are drawn to the Sunkist Branch Library for the children’s programming and the Family Place, an interactive play/learn section for parents and children. After school hours are the most active time at the Sunkist branch, when students from nearby Benito Juarez Elementary and South Jr. High School come by for study and relaxation time. Seniors also use the Sunkist Branch Library as their main source for reading materials.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit Anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM -The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 25 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
Ruth Ruiz, Public Information Officer, City of Anaheim
(714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile