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Cupertino Library Expansion

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The Cupertino Library has enjoyed a level of success unmatched by any library in the Santa Clara County Library District system. More than 904,000 people visited the Cupertino Library between July 2018 and June 2019. That number is expected to increase to nearly a million in the coming years.

On November 19, 2019, the Cupertino City Council unanimously approved the Cupertino Library Expansion Project with $8 million in funding. The existing one-story, southern portion of the building will be demolished and a 5,600-square-foot, two-story addition will be constructed and connected to the existing library. The first and second floors have large multi-purpose rooms that will be used for library programs for all ages, spill-over study spaces, and other community uses.

This much needed new space will allow the library to fulfill its mission of encouraging life-long learning and self-improvement. The expanded library will connect the beloved Memorial Grove to a new courtyard, and physically establish a center for the library.

City of Cupertino Library Expansion Project Information Page

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The approval was based on a commitment by the Cupertino Library Foundation to raise $500,000 toward the project. Cupertino Library Foundation is asking that you open your hearts and wallets to help support fundraising for this project.

 

Contributions in any amount are still welcome. Some areas of sponsorship at $10,000 are still available, and a $500 or $1000 donation can reserve remaining spaces on a block on the Courtyard Donor Wall.

To donate to the Library Expansion Project, please fill out this donation form along with donating the amount selected on the form, either online or by check below.

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Cupertino Library Expansion Grand Opening

The Grand Launch of the Cupertino Library Expansion took place on April 29, 2022 with an Opening Gala and Ribbon Cutting by the Cupertino Mayor and City Council Members.

Thank you to all who have contributed to make this huge undertaking possible, including the Cupertino City Council and staff, Cupertino Librarian Clare Varesio and the library staff, and the Santa Clara County Library District for their support for this project. And of course, we wish to express our gratitude for the generosity of all our donors, and continue to welcome donations to reach our funding goal.

Cupertino Library Foundation looks forward to bringing diverse programs for the benefit of our community in these new spaces at the Cupertino Library.

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Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members Expansion Gala Speech

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Cupertino Mayor and Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members in front of donor wall
Cupertino Mayor and Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members in front of donor wall

Cupertino Mayor and Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members in front of donor wall

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Cupertino Library Expansion Grand Opening
Cupertino Library Expansion Grand Opening

Cupertino Library Expansion Gala and Ribbon Cutting

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Cupertino Library Foundation Board Members Expansion Gala Speech

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Watch the groundbreaking ceremony:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZvXEy0dkGA