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The La Mesa Branch Library: AN UPDATE

​One of the local civic issues of continuing importance to many La Mesans is the uncertain future of our permanent town library.  A La Mesa Conversations’ panel program in November 2015 reviewed the prospects for completing the library.  May 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the current, and still temporary, library quarters on Allison Avenue.

To note the milestone, on May 22, 2018, Library branch manager Heather Pisani-Kristl gave the La Mesa City Council an update on the building and its remarkable range of activity. The Council Chamber presentation illustrated both the rapid growth in library usage and the need for more space suitable to customers of all ages, given the variety of events they attend. Heather graciously provided La Mesa Conversations with the slides from that presentation.  At this time, we are unable to upload the file to this website because we're working on an LMC website overhaul, but we can email it to you.  If you would like a copy, please send an email to: 

As a reminder, ​"The Town Library: A Valuable Community Partner?" program took place on November 18, 2015.  It was moderated by Jeff Clemetson, Editor of the La Mesa Courier, and featured these fine panelists: ​

  • Jose Aponte, Director, San Diego County Library
  • Kimberly Gallo, Executive Director, First 5 San Diego
  • Betty Waznis, Director, Chula Vista Public Library
  • Elizabeth Vagani, Lemon Grove Branch Library

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