San Diego: Alpine’s new library will open this week

From San Diego Union Tribune

“Borrowing a book is about to get a whole lot better in Alpine. The rural mountain town with nearly 16,000 residents will open a new 12,800-square-foot library this week.The $10 million county library branch at 1752 Alpine Blvd. will replace the leased building on Arnold Way that is four times. That has been Alpine’s library since 1978.The old library at 3,018 square feet is one of the smallest branches in the county. The only ones smaller in the East County — at about 2,500 square feet — are in Descanso, Campo, Jacumba, Potrero, Pine Valley and Crest.Members of the media were given an opportunity on Monday morning to check out the new digs along with County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and County Library Director Jose Aponte.A grand opening for the public is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a community festival held in conjunction with the opening.”