Half Moon Bay Library Groundbreaking

City and county officials with shovels in hand break ground on the new Half Moon Bay Library. Source: Samantha Weigel, Daily Journal
City and county officials with shovels in hand break ground on the new Half Moon Bay Library.
Source: Samantha Weigel, Daily Journal

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners - the City of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County - are pleased to announce that after years of hard work and thoughtful effort, ground has been broken for the new Half Moon Bay Library!

On Friday, July 29, 2016, city and county officials gathered together with a large crowd in attendance to celebrate the ceremonial first scoop of dirt as they marked the official start of site work on the new library.

"What are we doing?" called out Half Moon Bay Mayor Rick Kowalczyk just after the ceremony. "Building a library!" responded the enthusiastic crowd. It was an exciting and monumental moment for all involved to see this project finally become a reality. THANK YOU to everyone who is involved in the project and attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

Source: Bill Murray, Half Moon Bay Review

Demolition of the current building will start this fall and construction will begin once the final permits are approved. The new Half Moon Bay Library will open in 2018. For more information, visit the project website.

In the meantime, staff opened a temporary library at Shoreline Station where we are open 7 days a week with regular hours. We hope to see you there!

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