Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 92, Diamond Bar Library)

Diamond Bar begins renovation of $18.9 million City Hall, library complex. (San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 7/27/2011)

ExcerptThe project was paid out of the city's cash reserves.

"Diamond Bar has been very prudent fiscally over the 22 years we've been a city," Herrera said. "We were in an extremely fortunate position."

The new county library, which is currently at 1061 S. Grand Ave., will also more than double in size.

"The county of Los Angeles is proud to be a partner with the city of Diamond Bar on this project," county Supervisor Don Knabe said at a press conference Wednesday morning.

The county contributed $5 million to its portion of the project.

The city will lease the library space to the the county for $1 per year, Knabe said.

The city will likely get to move in to its facilities by December, officials said. The library is expected to be complete in the fall of 2012

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