Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Community Celebration at North Branch

Community leaders, patrons, staff, Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, and The Berkeley Public Library Foundation gathered to honor our North Branch Library on Saturday, March 5, 2011. 

As we know, the North Branch will soon be temporarily closed for a much needed renovation of historic details and new construction which includes a community meeting space.  To see detailed information about this and other branch renovations, please refer to the Library's informational webpage.

Our celebration started off with a music filled children's program with Berkeley's own Betsy Stern.  We were honored to have many of our local politicians in attendance, as well as a large contingency of North Berkeley patrons who have been so involved in providing community input to insure the best possible renovation.

Here, Children's Librarian David Howd introduces Betsy Stern.

Councilmember Susan Wengraf speaks to patrons.

BOLT's Susan Kupfer greets patrons, BPL Friends, and BPL Foundation at North Branch.

Delicious (and healthy) snacks for guests at the celebration.

Councilmember Laurie Capitelli addresses his constituents at the North Branch.

We always welcome your input and comments regarding Berkeley's library renovations. Let us know what you think here.