A new public library was opened in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego on Friday.
The Skyline Hills Branch Library, located at 7844 Paradise Valley Road, sits at 15,000 square-feet and is LEED Silver-certified. It was built using a new streamlined construction process by the city.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was joined by other local leaders at the grand opening Friday afternoon.
"The Skyline Hills Branch Library is the result of One San Diego in action. Today we're opening more than doors to this library; we're opening doors to a better future for all of Skyline,” Faulconer said.
The more than $13 million library features a computer lab, areas for children and teens and designated study areas. There is also a 30 by 10 foot retractable glass door which opens up and connects an outdoor courtyard to a multi-purpose room—a first for any of the branch libraries in San Diego.
"The new Skyline Hills Branch Library is a community-centered facility that provides opportunities for free classes, free tutoring and homework help programs. It is going to be a vibrant community space for families and residents of all ages to gather," Councilmember Myrtle Cole said.
The old branch library was opened in 1969.