GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION TO MARK CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTHEAST BRANCH LIBRARY
District 8 Councilmember Rose Herrera and the City of San José are inviting the public to take part in a groundbreaking celebration at the future home of the Southeast Branch Library, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 4001 Evergreen Village Square (corner of Classico Ave. and Evergreen Village Sq.).
The event will mark the initial construction of the system's final branch funded via the Branch Library Bond Measure that was approved November 2000 and allotted $212 million for construction of 6 new and 14 expanded branch libraries in San José. Located on the site of the former Mirassou Winery and to be a key anchor in the Evergreen "urban village," the 16,000 sq. ft. building will feature architecture reflective of its surrounding structures and be the only branch library in the system to be located within a multi-use commercial and residential development.
The Southeast Branch Library will be the second library in District 8 and complement the popular Evergreen Branch, 2635 Aborn Rd.
In addition, the Library will host a hearing later in the fall where the public will have the opportunity to submit proposals to officially name the branch. Please see the City policy to name City facilities and download a proposal form.