San Diego County officials have developed plans to build new libraries in Lakeside and Casa de Oro.
To support the plan propelled by Supervisor Dianne Jacob, the Board of Supervisors voted to use $250,000 in Neighborhood Reinvestment funds to acquire land for each facility.
“Our county libraries are more than just places to read and learn; they serve as the heartbeat of the community,” Supervisor Jacob said. “The prospect of new libraries in Lakeside and Casa de Oro is particularly good news because they would replace existing facilities that each community outgrew years ago.”
A dozen new libraries have opened in East County since Jacob took office in 1993. They have locations in Ramona, Julian, Spring Valley and Rancho San Diego. There’s also a library set for completion this spring in Alpine.
Other libraries in Fletcher Hills, Santee and El Cajon have recently been remodeled and upgraded. The Poway Library is expected to undergo a major remodel by the end of this month. There is a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for February.