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Rincon Branch Library celebrating 30 years in Livermore

Anniversary party set for Saturday afternoon

The Rincon Branch Library in May Nissen Community Park in Livermore. (Photo courtesy City of Livermore)

The Rincon Branch Library in Livermore is marking a milestone anniversary with a community celebration this Saturday, featuring games, treats, music and more at the satellite facility within May Nissen Community Park.

Opening 30 years ago on Rincon Avenue, the neighborhood library offers more than 21,000 items -- including the city library system's largest collection of Spanish language materials -- along with public computers, wireless internet access, several small seating and study areas and a meeting room for library programs.

"The Rincon Branch of the Livermore Public Library has been a beacon for the city for 30 years; it is a place where children can develop a positive relationship with learning and where adults can access resources to help pursue their own goals," Mayor Bob Woerner told Livermore Vine.

"As a branch of the library system, Rincon plays a significant role in the library's strategic objective efforts to enable all community members to participate in and benefit from library services," Woerner added. "We are excited to invite the public to celebrate the past 30 years of Rincon, and to be a part of our future."

One of three locations in the Livermore library system, the Rincon Branch is open five days a week (31 hours) and receives more than 30,000 visits per year, according to city officials. Its homework center with trained volunteers is well-attended throughout the school year.

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The 4,200-square-foot facility is situated in the heart of May Nissen Park and not far from Marylin Avenue Elementary School. Approximately 5% of the library system's circulation is conducted through the Rincon Branch, according to the city.

The 30th anniversary celebration is set to run from 12:30-3 p.m. on Saturday (July 9) at the library at 725 Rincon Ave. The free event will feature cupcakes, candy and other refreshments, along with games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, historical displays, community organizations with information tables and a performance from the David Pérez Band performing hits in both English and Spanish.

For more information, call the branch at 925-373-5540 or visit library.livermoreca.gov.

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Rincon Branch Library celebrating 30 years in Livermore

Anniversary party set for Saturday afternoon

by / Livermore Vine

Uploaded: Wed, Jul 6, 2022, 11:25 pm

The Rincon Branch Library in Livermore is marking a milestone anniversary with a community celebration this Saturday, featuring games, treats, music and more at the satellite facility within May Nissen Community Park.

Opening 30 years ago on Rincon Avenue, the neighborhood library offers more than 21,000 items -- including the city library system's largest collection of Spanish language materials -- along with public computers, wireless internet access, several small seating and study areas and a meeting room for library programs.

"The Rincon Branch of the Livermore Public Library has been a beacon for the city for 30 years; it is a place where children can develop a positive relationship with learning and where adults can access resources to help pursue their own goals," Mayor Bob Woerner told Livermore Vine.

"As a branch of the library system, Rincon plays a significant role in the library's strategic objective efforts to enable all community members to participate in and benefit from library services," Woerner added. "We are excited to invite the public to celebrate the past 30 years of Rincon, and to be a part of our future."

One of three locations in the Livermore library system, the Rincon Branch is open five days a week (31 hours) and receives more than 30,000 visits per year, according to city officials. Its homework center with trained volunteers is well-attended throughout the school year.

The 4,200-square-foot facility is situated in the heart of May Nissen Park and not far from Marylin Avenue Elementary School. Approximately 5% of the library system's circulation is conducted through the Rincon Branch, according to the city.

The 30th anniversary celebration is set to run from 12:30-3 p.m. on Saturday (July 9) at the library at 725 Rincon Ave. The free event will feature cupcakes, candy and other refreshments, along with games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, historical displays, community organizations with information tables and a performance from the David Pérez Band performing hits in both English and Spanish.

For more information, call the branch at 925-373-5540 or visit library.livermoreca.gov.

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