San Carlos residents will soon begin to enjoy a completely renovated downtown city library -- the result of a modernization effort that took five months.
The San Carlos library will close its temporary campus on Saturday, just a couple weeks before the city reopens its new and improved library on Nov. 2.
The library has undergone renovations under the city's Library Improvement Project, which focused on reconfiguring the existing space to create a more effective facility, according to the city.
The renovated library will include a new space for teens, new books, CDs and DVDs, new reading and study areas, upgraded technology, and expanded children's room with early literacy computers and more self-check out stations. There will also be a new one-point service desk for checkouts and information.
During the time between the temporary library closure and the new library's grand opening, residents are asked to use neighboring libraries in the county.
The temporary site will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, and the new library will open its doors on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.
For more information, visit the San Mateo County Library's main website at www.smcl.org.