Around Alameda: Bay Farm library set to reopen
The Bay Farm branch of the Alameda Free Library is set to reopen Tuesday after being closed for six months for renovations. A grand opening ceremony is planned to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The 31-year-old library closed in September for a $1 million overhaul that included a reconfiguration of the library’s interior to create separate areas for adults, teens and children; the addition of new computer workstations; and upgrades of the library’s heating and ventilation system, lighting, wiring, paint, floors, furniture, stacks and counters.
The money for the renovation, which follows a similar overhaul of the West End library, came from Measure O, a $10.6 million library bond approved by voters in 2000.
The grand opening ceremony kicks off with a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony, and includes a 7 p.m. performance from singer/songwriter Bonnie Lockhart to commemorate the return of the library’s family storytime program.