This year, the San Diego County Library system celebrated 100 Years of Stories with events and activities taking place throughout 2013. The Del Mar Library hosted a celebration in mid-June in honor of the system’s centennial and the branch’s recent remodel. The event included music by acoustic guitarist KEV, refreshments and special remarks by Supervisor Dave Roberts, City of Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott and José Aponte, Director of the San Diego County Library.
The Del Mar Library recently went through a remodel which was funded by a grant from District 3, the Friends of the Del Mar Library, San Diego County Library, the City of Del Mar and the Del Mar Farmer’s Market. The remodel included additional seating, updated spaces for children and teens, carpet and a new marketplace area where popular materials are readily available for customers to check out. “The most exciting thing about the remodel is that we have so much more light for people to be able to see what a beautiful facility the library truly is. We also have a teen area for the first time, along with more access for Wi-Fi than ever before,” shared Patricia Freedman with Friends of the Del Mar Library.
1“The Del Mar Library remodel coincided perfectly with our centennial,” said Aponte. “It shows that even after 100 years, we’re still growing and making sure our branches are the absolute best they can be for our customers.”

For more information on centennial celebrations taking place at branches throughout the year, visit www.sdcl.org/centennial. To learn about events going on at the newly remodeled Del Mar Library, contact branch staff at 858-755-1666, or, better yet, stop by to check it out!