Tour the McClatchy Library Upstairs!

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The inside of our neighborhood's very own E.K. McClatchy Library.

The E.K. McClatchy Library (at 2112 22nd Street, between U and V) will be having a special event this Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.  As the final entry in the Library’s “Greening the Neighborhood” series, patrons will be able to tour the rarely-seen upstairs floor of the Library (in groups no larger than eight, taking tours every 20 minutes).

Once a home owned by the McClatchy family, the Library was dedicated in 1940 and once used the upstairs bedrooms for club rooms for local youths.  Later the upstairs was closed due to fire regulations, and only in the past few years has the Library management been able to begin the long process of restoring the second floor for future uses.  This tour will show off a part of the Library most patrons never get to see.

After the tour, patrons can also enjoy making gingerbread houses.  Sounds like a festive treat to me!  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the McClatchy Library.  For more information, please call (916) 264-2700.

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