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Grand opening event for children’s section at Claremont Public Library

The Friends of the Claremont Library has announced that the formal opening ceremony of the children’s section will take place Saturday, January 18 at 10 a.m.

After extensive renovations of the area, the event is scheduled to recognize donors and groups that were instrumental in making the remodel happen and to celebrate the new space for the children of our  Claremont community.

The public is encouraged to attend this celebration that will include prizes, raffles, facepainters and refreshments.  Families are encouraged to bring children to the event to celebrate.  Children are encouraged to get a library card, if they don’t already have one.

The renovation included new carpet, refinished walls and new furniture. Children will find new computer desks lining the walls and some of the study desks feature power to charge electronic devices. A new “soft-seating” area provides a place for children to read comfortably.  A new interactive literacy wall is a real highlight of this area. A new librarians desk has been added to complete the upgrade. 

This project was initiated and funded by the Friends of the Claremont Library through funds raised from booksales and memberships. The Communtiy-wide Spelling Bee previously sponsored by FOCL provided some inspiration for the designs. Additional funding was provided by Supervisor Gloria Molina and from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Many honorary guests are expected to attend including County Supervisor Gloria Molina, LA County Librarian Margaret Todd and Claremont city representatives.

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