The Carlsbad City Library Learning Center celebrates its first year at its new home with fun and free events on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Special activities will take place throughout the day, culminating in an anniversary open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Highlights include a 5 p.m. family storytime, a 5:45 p.m. concert by En Fuego, an award-winning trio that plays a fusion of flamenco-jazz, and refreshments.
Located across from Holiday Park at 3368 Eureka Place, the Learning Center was built to house the Library's literacy and bilingual services. Since the doors opened on August 23, 2008, it has provided nearly 28,000 visitors with everything from homework help to literacy tutoring. In fiscal year 2008-09 (July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009), more than 12,400 volunteer hours were donated and 100 people served by the literacy program.
While the building is new, the services offered there are not—the literacy services program has served Carlsbad for 25 years and the bilingual services program has been in existence for 18 years. The new location provided not only much-needed space and resources for these programs but a warm and welcoming environment as well.
Among the key services provided are bilingual materials, tutoring in basic reading, writing and computer skills for adults, after-school homework help for students, access to computers, computer classes and the Internet, literature programs for children and cultural activities for all ages.
For more information about the anniversary open house or the Library Learning Center, call 760-931-4500.