City Reopens Historic Park Branch Library
The Park Branch Library is the 16th branch to be completed under the Branch Library Improvement Program, which is funded by a $105.9 million bond measure passed by voters in November 2000. The program is supporting the renovation of 16 branch libraries and the construction of eight new library buildings around the City. Project costs for the Park Library totaled about $2.9 million. A separate fundraising campaign by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library provided new furniture and equipment for the branch. The 101-year-old Park Branch Library, which first opened its doors in 1909, has been returned to its neo-classical glory with a sensitive renovation that was also designed and built to meet the latest green standards.