As most of you know, and with the many posts that I have written (rambled) about moving to the city of San Diego, I decided to check out the local libraries. So let’s start with the first stop on my city tour, the Chula Vista Public Library.
Located within the San Diego metropolitan area lies the second largest city, Chula Vista. Nicknamed as the City of Allure, the city can be dated back to 3000 B.C. With a lot of history already flourshing through it’s streets, can you really be surprised when I tell you that the Kumeyaay tribe were the first to populate the land? No? I didn’t think so. The City of Chula Vista is celebrating it’s Centennial this year. The city is located just south of downtown San Diego.
The Chula Vista Public Library, located in Chula Vista, California, is comprised of dynamic state-of-the-art libraries delivering information, books in English and Spanish, videos and CDs, and community programming to the City’s residents nearly every day of the year.
All Chula Vista Libraries provide access to reference sources and updated information on library events, furthering our commitment to provide users with the latest information through innovative technology.
The South Chula Vista Branch Library (166,000 volumes) and the Civic Center Branch Library (236,000 volumes) offer full library service in English and Spanish.
Aside from the large collection of books and media inside the library, there is also a local history and heritage museum. The Chula Vista Heritage Museum focuses on exhibits showcasing the history of Chula Vista. Artifacts and photos chronicle the settlement and development of Chula Vista. Included are historic buildings, city’s citrus industry, aircraft industry, daily life, events in the community, and even noted individuals. The Chula Vista Heritage Museum was founded in 1993.
About the Chula Vista Public Library
- Civic Center Branch
365 F Street, Chula Vista CA 91910
- South Chula Vista Branch
389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911
- Otay Ranch Town Center Branch
New storefront branch to open the fall 2011
- Heritage Museum
360 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
- Art Commisions
- Art lessons
- Athletic/Recreational lessons
- Book readings
- Book Sales
- Computer Lab
- Computer tutorials
- Fax use
- Homework help
- Public Art
- Summer reading programs
- Teen Council
- Writer’s Discussion Groups