The New Central Library will be OPEN on December 26 – 31.
Published on Aug 23, 2013
Fourteen-year-old aspiring architects Micah Ohanian and Evan Royster are building a scale LEGO model of the new Central Library, right down to the curved Auditorium and iconic dome. Fox 5 San Diego interviewed them about the project and how they are using it to raise funds for the new Central Library. Library Foundation Development Director Megan Blair talked about how this project shows broad community support for the new library. Anyone wanting to support the LEGO Library and the real library it represents, can visit
Thanks you all who made the Central Library possible
The Friends of the Central Library are seeking volunteers to work in the Friends Book Store.
We are looking for people who can work 2-4 hours weekly or monthly . We have an opening for the time periods:
Thursdays from 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Mondays 4:00pm-8:00pm and Wednesdays noon- 4:00 pm and 5:00-8:00pm.
Greeting: Greet people as the they enter the book room and orient them to the collection.
Shelving books that are misplaced or stocking areas that need to be replenished.
Totaling book purchases as people leave the sale.
Check out: Take money and give change and deposit final sales money for the day
Tidy up sale before and after the book sale shift.
Contact: Pamela Sanderson at (619) 449-6181 to discuss your interest and arrange your training.
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The Friends continue to accept donations of books,CDs and DVDs. to sell in the weekly book sales . Book sales are Friday , Saturday and Sunday, during the times Central Library is open. Central Friends (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation) . Revenue from these sales goes directly to support this library’s programs and purchases. Donations can be brought directly into the Central Library.
Donate materials in good condition the Central Library Friends Store. Bring up to two boxes of materials to the store.
- Paperback fiction
- Hardback fiction 1999 or newer
- Paper and hardback classics (nominated or award-winning authors)
- Paper and hardback nonfiction
- Encyclopedias 1999 or newer
- Audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, videos, sheet music and maps
We do not accept
- Torn, dirty, or mildew ridden books
- Books with excessive writing or underlining
- Magazines or Reader’s Digest condensed books
- Computer books older than 2007
- Encyclopedias older than 1999
- Textbooks and reference books older than 2001
Hours of Operation
1st-3rd Tuesdays 930-1:30
4th Tuesday 1:30-4:30
Thursday-Friday Saturday 9:30-1:30
UT Takes Look at New Central Library Landscaping Plan
Landscaping work begins next month
UT San Diego’s Roger Showley took a closer look at landscaping plans for the New Central Library.
The article notes that the landscaping plan calls for ”green screen” of honeysuckle vines. This ”living wall” weaves through a 24-foot-high stainless steel mesh on the ninth floor. “The green wall will overlook a sculpture courtyard, paved with river rocks,” Showley notes. “The exterior of the ninth floor level also will include an outdoor terrace. This level is where the library’s board room, local history room, rare books room and art gallery are planned, along with a special events room for up to 500 guests.”
Ground floor trees will include California pepper, jacarandas, London plane, American gum and Tipuana Tipu, or rosewood.