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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Alpine Library

February 6, 2015

Rendering of the new Alpine Library
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A new state-of-the-art library is on its way for the community of Alpine. Join District 2 Supervisor Dianne Jacob, San Diego County Library, and the Alpine Library Friends Association for the new Alpine Library's Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, March 6th at 11 a.m. at 1830 Alpine Boulevard. The event will include background music, refreshments, and the opportunity to talk about the new library with officials and fellow community members.

"The folks in Alpine are getting the bigger, better library they deserve, and I think they're going to love it," said Supervisor Jacob. "It will not only include the latest technology, but will serve as a vital hub for the entire community."

Developed by the design-build team of C.W. Driver, Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, and Architect Manuel Oncina, the new library will measure 12,700 square feet, which is more than four times the size of the current facility. It is the first Zero Net Energy building that the County of San Diego has built, meaning that the energy used to run the building will be offset by the photovoltaic panels on the roof. Other features include an expanded collection of materials, large children's area, teen and tweens spaces, study areas, a homework center, wireless internet and a computer lab, a Resource Room, and automated book check-in and check-out. The library will also feature permanent art installations that reflect the spirit and culture of Alpine.

"The new Alpine Library will be a one-of-a-kind gathering place for the community," said Library Director José Aponte. "Our buildings reflect the unique communities we serve and are all built to the highest standards in terms of sustainability and technological advancement."

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