FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Mitchell, City Librarian, 760-839-4601

On Wednesday, June 8, the Escondido City Council passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 that discontinued funding the operation of the East Valley Branch Library, located at 2245 East Valley Parkway in the East Valley Community Center. The branch library will close effective Thursday, June 16, at 6:00 PM.

After June 16, library patrons will pick up all reserved materials at the Main Library at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.  As a convenience to the public, outside book return units at East Valley Branch Library will remain open until mid-July. After that, all books and library materials must be returned to the Main Library, 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido.

The City Council has directed staff to explore options to maintain public access to branch library computers at the East Valley location; however, computer access will be unavailable until a new plan is developed and implemented. 

The Escondido Main Library will continue to serve the community with computer access and to offer outstanding services and programs for children, teens and adults.  Summer Reading for children and teens begins June 16 and runs through July 31. For more information on these and other programs, visit the library’s web site at library.escondido.org or call 769-839-4683. 

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