San Diego

New Central Celebration and Sneak Peek

New Central Library

New Central Library

New Central Lobby


New Central Auditorium


Discover Your Next Chapter!

You're invited to an exciting FREE community festival celebrating the new San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city's 35-branch public library system.

When & Where:

September 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Located in Downtown San Diego's East Village
(Park Blvd. at 11th Ave., near Petco Park)

New Central Library tour reservations are now available.

Schedule of Events:

Join library donors, supporters and dignitaries for a public dedication of the new Central Library to the San Diego community. Featuring the Navy Band, San Diego Children's Choir, the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, and additional surprises.

Sneak Peek - Get an exclusive look inside the first floor of the new Central Library and auditorium, before its official opening on Monday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Special hours opening day only)

Music - Exciting performances from Steve Poltz, Hullabaloo, The Heroes, The Paul Cannon Band, Clint Perry, the Boo Hoo Crew, Eric Runningpath, and many more! See the complete PDF icon Program, Performer and Booth List .

Fun - Interactive children's activities, a Fancy Nancy parade, arts and crafts, storytelling, author meet-and-greets and more.

Food - Enjoy food and snacks throughout the festival.

Parking & Public Transportation:

Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The San Diego Trolley stops near the new Central Library at the 12th & Imperial Transit Center.

Additionally, thousands of affordable public parking spaces are available within walking distance of the library. For more details on bus, trolley and parking options visit:

Download the event PDF icon flyer.

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This event is supported by:

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