New tile, furniture, and an early-literacy Discovery Zone are now available for customers to enjoy at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave. The branch recently underwent a Refresh Project and will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Celebration in honor of the new features on Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. The event will include remarks by: Supervisor Bill Horn of the County Board of Supervisors; Library Director José Aponte; and Kim Medeiros, Executive Director of First 5 San Diego. Attendees will enjoy entertainment by Sparkles the Clown, a visit from PBS character Super Why, and refreshments.

“The Refresh Project provides improved experiences for all ages – from adults enjoying the Community Room furniture, to children engaging in interactive play, to the Friends of the Library receiving recognition for their outstanding contributions,” said Aponte. “It was truly a well-rounded project and we can’t wait to see the community enjoying it.”

The Vista Library Refresh Project included new lobby tile, furniture in the Community Room and children’s area, accent painting, and a Discovery Zone, partially funded by First 5 San Diego, which features early-literacy play installations, such as a Lego wall. The project also included a plaque in honor of the Friends of the Vista Library, and Friend of the Year Nancy Angelo will be honored at the Celebration.

“Libraries are a tremendous community asset and I was pleased to help provide funding for the Vista Library’s Refresh Project,” said Horn. “It is important we teach our children the value of reading and these improvements will help do just that.”

“Early literacy development is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and interactive play with parents and caregivers,” said Kim Medeiros, Executive Director of First 5 San Diego. “We’re excited to give families a place for such positive experiences.”

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Contact:  Chelsie Harris, San Diego County Library, (858) 495-5042