Saturday, October 15th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grand Avenue Library Centennial and Re-Opening Celebration

Providing library services to the residents of South San Francisco for 100 years!


On Saturday, October 15, 2016, celebrate 100 years of libraries in South San Francisco and the re-opening of the Grand Avenue Library. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m., featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, entertainment, refreshments, collection and history room highlights, and family-friendly activities.

A century ago, local school teacher Rue Randall Clifford, affectionately known as “Cliffie,”  rode horseback collecting the necessary signatures needed to obtain an Andrew Carnegie grant of $10,000 to build South San Francisco’s first library, located on historic Grand Avenue. One hundred years later, the Grand Avenue Library will reopen after an extensive renovation.  The newly remodeled branch will feature expanded collections, updated technology, a new quiet study room, a teen area, and an outdoor patio.

The library staff, the Library Board members, along with our Friends of the Library are looking forward to  bringing our diverse community the best library services and programming for another 100 years.

Submitted by: Anissa Malady of South San Francisco Public Library