We are community members and businesses gathering support and working on securing funds for a new library and resource center in San Benito County.
The current library facility was built in 1960 with a public service area of just over 7,000 square feet
The industry standard for new library construction over the past 15 years is 1 square foot per capita (meaning the current library facility is equipped to accommodate a population of about 7,000 – less than 12% of San Benito County’s current actual population)
San Benito County's population is projected to grow to at least 61,000 over the next 3 years
The current library facility lacks 21st-century digital and technological infrastructure and the physical space required to facilitate study areas, library collections, and community programs
We are working as members of the community acknowledging our growth and planning for the future. With this in mind, we need a new facility with additional space for a library and resource center, which would accommodate meeting and study spaces, life-long learning opportunities, and reading programs for children, teens, adults, seniors, and families.