Editor's note: The address of the library was updated to reflect the recent approval of a new address on School Lane.
The long anticipated opening of Lemon Grove's new library is almost here.
The Lemon Grove School District has announced that a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1. It will start at 10 a.m., at the new facility located at 3001 School Lane.
In January, . Now, that construction is just about wrapped up, as crews put on the finishing touches for the spring opening.
The Lemon Grove School District broke ground on the joint-use facility Nov. 30, 2011. The dual project, located at the corner of School Lane and Lincoln Street, modernized the campus of the Lemon Grove Academy for the Sciences and Humanities and created the city's new library. It was funded by Proposition W, the $28 million school bond measure passed by voters in 2008.
The nearly 13,000-square-foot Mission-style library features a grand staircase entry, Friends of the Lemon Grove Library bookstore, a great room with soaring open-beam ceiling, a computer room, project rooms, and a new community room—all awash in natural light from the walls of arched windows.
It will be operated in tandem by the district and the county library. Middle school children will use a private secure entrance from Lemon Grove Academy during school hours. The building also houses the school’s new administrative offices.