by LINDA FRABL

The gorgeous Rancho Peñasquitos library, whose spectacular 20,000 square foot contemporary design includes such architectural wonders as a glass-walled entryway and skylights on high ceilings, will be throwing a 20th anniversary party, free to the public, on October 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is to celebrate the library’s 20 years of service to the area,” librarian Larry Olson said. The shin-dig is sure to be a crowd pleaser, with such festivities as live musical performers, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon design artists, informative tours, cookies and beverages, and even a ceremonial cake cutting.

The event, funded by a grant from the Town Council and by the Rancho Peñasquitos Friends of the Library (RPFOL), will also feature fascinating displays of the library’s history. “There will be photographs and news articles spanning from the library’s construction to its present day,” Larry explained. In addition, there will be special book giveaways, as well as the unveiling of the top five winning bookmark designs that library patrons have submitted. Copies of these gorgeous bookmarks will be available to those attending.

“We’ve invited the general public, government, city and library dignitaries, all past and present patrons, and people new to the area,” Larry assured us. Expect to hear enlightening speeches by some of these dignitaries, and be sure to visit the Book Nook where representatives will greet and assist you. With 500 guests expected to attend, rest assured, ample parking will be available next to the library and on Salmon River Road.

So be sure to show your appreciation for the wonderful services the library provides, and enjoy quality entertainment and delicious refreshments while you’re at it! If you’ve never been to this stunning library before, there is no better day to visit than on its 20th anniversary, is there? Come one come all, and celebrate your love of reading in the sumptuous surroundings of the Rancho Peñasquitos library!

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Name of Event: Rancho Peñasquitos Library 20th Anniversary Party
Date: October 20, 2012
Hours: 10-2pm
Attendance Expectancy: estimated at 500
Website: www.sandiegolibrary.org

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