Today, we will join the desert town of Borrego Springs to celebrate the grand opening of a new county branch library, along with a park and Sheriff’s Office – eagerly anticipated amenities that are going to serve the community well for decades to come.
The new library is designed as a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building, meaning the energy it uses will be offset by what is generated onsite. This project participated in our Savings by Design Program, which provides financial incentives for incorporating state-of-the-art energy efficiency features to help cut down on energy use and increase comfort.
Once solar panels are installed atop the parking lot canopies, the branch library will become the County of San Diego’s third ZNE facility.
The Library’s Cool Features
The new library is part of a 16-acre project that began construction in October 2017. The larger of two buildings on the site, the library will offer 14,000 square feet of space, more than three times larger than the current branch. According to the County of San Diego, the new facility includes:
- A large children’s area; space for tweens and teens
- A technology center with a 3D printer
- A conference room
- More than 2,200 square feet of community meeting space
- A Friends of the Library Book Nook and Conversation Café
Grand Opening Festivities FREE and Open to the Public
Everyone is invited to join San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn, Sheriff Bill Gore and other special guests for a ribbon-cutting today (Dec. 8), 12-3 p.m., 2580 Country Club Road, Borrego Springs. The fun starts with a ceremony at noon, followed by a myriad of special activities:
- Take a tour of the library while being entertained by live music, local artists and a stilt walker.
- Travel the trails in the park for a chance to meet live animals and to earn a junior ranger badge.
- Snap a selfie with a sheriff’s deputy in front of a patrol car while visiting their open house.
- Light refreshments will be provided.
For More Information
Visit the San Diego County News Center.