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State Funding to Provide Needed Renovations for Local Library

Cesar Chavez Central Library Awarded $10 Million Grant

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – The California State Library recently announced the award of $10 million to the Cesar Chavez Central Library.

“Our libraries play a crucial role as a community hub for information and connectivity,” said Assemblymember Villapudua (D-Stockton). “This level of support from the State will go a long way in modernizing these facilities to provide a safe and welcoming space for families to utilize for years to come.”

The California State Library issues grants provided by the $489 million Building Forward Library Facilities Improvement Program – the largest single investment ever made by the State into California’s network of over 1,100 public libraries.

The equity-based grant program helps address critical maintenance needs, improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and expand digital access.

The $10 million awarded to the Cesar Chavez Central Library will go towards needed remodeling for seismic bracing and the replacement of essential building systems.