COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
CONTACT: Pamela Broussard, PIO
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2010
LA CRESCENTA LIBRARY
CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING
WITH A DEDICATION CEREMONY
(LA CRESCENTA) – The La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta celebrates the grand opening of a new, larger library with a dedication ceremony on Friday, January 29. The festivities will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with music and free refreshments for the entire family. The dedication program begins at 2:30 p.m.
The community is also invited to a “Day of Entertainment” with special programming on Saturday, January 30 from 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
The new 15,000-square-foot, two-story library features separate adult and children’s sections with more books and materials, a community meeting room, study rooms, 20 additional public Internet computers and WiFi access.
The $14.6 million La Crescenta Library project was funded by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich with additional funding from Congressman David Dreier, 26th Congressional District.
The replacement library, resembling the late 19th century arts and crafts style of architecture, features murals by painter Evan LeGrande Wilson of Crescenta Valley and windows by the Glendale-based stained glass firm R.D. Gibbs & Company.
The artworks were commissioned under the County’s Civic Art Program, administered by the L.A. County Arts Commission; under the program one percent of construction of all County capital projects over $500,000 is set aside for the incorporation of civic art.
The La Crescenta Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. For more information, please call (661) 259