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New Fairfield Cordelia Library Latest Accomplishment of Solano County Library 20-Year Plan

New Fairfield Cordelia Library Latest Accomplishment of 20-Year Plan 11/20/2006

News Release

1150 Kentucky Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

November 20, 2006


Ann Miller (707) 421-6517, FAX (707) 421-7474, E-MAIL

New Fairfield Cordelia Library Latest Accomplishment of 20-Year Plan

The latest project of a 20-year plan to build and renovate libraries in Solano County is expected to open in the next month with a grand opening slated for December 14. The new Fairfield Cordelia Library will serve a population of approximately 15,000, a number that is expected to grow to 25,000 by 2020. The library is the result of a collaboration between Solano County, the City of Fairfield, the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, and the State of California Office of Library Construction. The building is the result of a $4.1 million grant from the State of California Office of Library Construction, and one of only 16 projects (out of 66) that were funded in the year 2000 grant cycle. In an area with three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and a community college, the library will be a magnet for the area’s students. It will also house a career center where students and other customers can get help with college, scholarship and trade school information.
The Fairfield Cordelia library is designed to make the most of a business model that combines customer independence with proactive customer service. Express stations help customers check out books quickly, high speed Internet service is available on 40 library computers or with a personal wireless device, and a “virtual branch” is open online 24/7. The latest books, movies, music and recorded books – a boon for this community of commuters- will be part of the $750,000 opening day collection.
Responding to population growth and a need for an educated and technologically savvy public, Solano County Library has grown from five branches in the 1990s to eight with the opening of the Fairfield Cordelia branch. A new branch for Suisun City is the next project planned, with an opening slated for late 2008.


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