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Groundbreaking for New Library - July 29

July 20, 2016

Community Invited to Groundbreaking for New Library

HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City of Half Moon Bay and its partners – San Mateo County and the County Library Joint Powers Authority – are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the new Half Moon Bay Library. After years of hard work and widespread community collaboration, the City is moving forward with this critically important project. The entire Coastside is invited to join the celebration of this monumental occasion!

What:     Groundbreaking Ceremony for Half Moon Bay Library
Date:      Friday, July 29, 2016
Time:      11 am ceremony - light refreshments at noon
Location: 620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay
(corner of Correas Street and Purissima Street)

The new Half Moon Bay Library, serving the City and the Coastside, is designed to meet the needs of today's digital lifestyle. With everything from community gathering places, events, activities, and books, to Internet connections, multipurpose areas, and literacy sections, the new library will provide everyone in the community wonderful opportunities, tools, and experiences.

"The new Half Moon Bay Library is exactly what our community needs. As leaders we are responsible to push forward on the things that truly matter, and our new library truly matters to everyone on the Coastside.The library will help inspire children, provide critical resources and programs, and create social connections among everyone in Half Moon Bay,” said Half Moon Bay Mayor Rick Kowalczyk. “It’s taken a remarkable amount of hard work, creative thinking, and persistence to make the project a reality. One aspect that I am particularly thrilled about is that we are able to build the new library with no tax increase to the community.

The City is grateful for the partnership of San Mateo County, the County Library Joint Powers Authority, and the San Mateo County Library System.

Joining Mayor Kowalczyk on this occasion will be San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley and Carole Groom, to ceremonially mark the start of site work for the new library.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is