A community of readers is sprouting after the recent grand opening of the Bloomington Branch Library. The event, held May 14, brought thousands of Bloomington families to the new library to celebrate in a day of community with activities, food trucks and musical entertainment. Residents toured the library and were able to sign up for a library card, check out books and use the new computers available.
“It’s exciting to bring the fun of books and reading, right into the neighborhood, in a way that will encourage greater access to learning for our local families,” said San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, in a news release.
The 6,700-square-foot library, at 18028 Valley Blvd., is part of the newly-completed Bloomington Grove affordable housing apartments and Lillian Court senior community. It part of the San Bernardino County Library System and represents the first phase of the county’s reinvestment in the Bloomington community.
Along with the library, the County pursued development of 106 much-needed quality affordable housing apartments, according to a county news release.
Construction for the second phase of an additional four-acre site will begin and include the addition of 85 units to Bloomington Grove, the release said. The second phase is expected to be completed and open in spring of 2017.