Old Central Library permanently closes doors
[trib_ndn vid=24872635]SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Central Library has closed for good to make room for a much larger facility several blocks away.
For many who made one last visit Sunday, it was hard to say goodbye.
“It’s grown roots in the community. Everybody comes down here – knows this place,” said Chris Rogers, a frequent visitor and one-time library employee.
Library Department Director Deborah Barrow said Friday she visited the downtown library years ago as a high school student.
“Being able to come here and study with others was extremely important,” Barrow said.
However, a bigger facility has been needed for a long time, she said.
Margaret Kazmer, a former deputy library director, said she started working on planning for a new Central Library in 1983.
Grand opening for the new nine-story, $185 million…
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