Grand Opening marks a wonderful new beginning!

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News Date: 
February 24, 2020

The grand opening of the El Gabilan Library last Saturday, February 22nd, was a huge success, with hundreds of community members coming out to embrace both the building and all the beautiful new books.  Hundreds of local residents watched as Mayor Gunter did the honors by cutting the ceremonial ribbon, flanked by City Manager Ray Corpuz, Library & Community Services Director, Kristan Lundquist, and several local and regional dignitaries including California State Senator Ana Caballero,  US Congressman Jimmy Panetta, California Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Salinas Councilmember Gloria de la Rosa and more.

The library issued several hundred commemorative library cards and checked out even more books. "The community was so appreciative, " says Lundquist. "I was also very proud of my staff who worked amazingly hard to make this day so successful."  "There's a lot more to come as well, with new collections and programs to be added in the coming months, and the completion of the outdoor learning spaces," she added.

The El Gabilan Library has resumed a regular 7-days a week schedule. For more information, please contact Deputy Librarian Mila Rianto at [email protected], or call (831) 758-7447.  The community can also call the El Gabilan Library directly at (831) 758-7302.