The weekend before last, I made a visit to San Diego, and including on my itinerary a visit to the spectacular new Central Library. It's been years since I visited San Diego, and I didn't really have a great impression of the place when I was last there, some 40 years ago. But the whole city seems to have had a major overhaul. It is, in a word, beautiful. One of the most impressive stops on my whirlwind tour was the new Central Library - an edifice that has almost become mythic in the library world, because it has been 30 years in the making. It is stunning. It is enormous. It should be the envy of every public library that is trying to cope with the changing roles of libraries, the increased demands for new technologies, and room to accommodate a growing range of library activities. Read more and be astonished. Or just Google San Diego Central Library and poke around their official web site.
If you're ever in that part of California, be sure to put this amazing library on your "must see" list! You won't be disappointed.