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For Immediate Release
May 06, 2015

Visit Marin City Library for May 15 Open House

Enjoy refreshments and music at community celebration

San Rafael, CA – To celebrate its service to the community seven days a week – with the recent addition of new Friday hours – the Marin City Library is inviting the community to an Open House from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

Exterior photo of the Marin City LibraryThe free event will feature refreshments and music by local singer Pashia Greene. It will take place at 164 Donahue Street, home to the library branch since it first opened in 1997.

The branch made local history in March by adding five hours on Fridays (noon to 5 p.m.), becoming the first Marin County Free Library (MCFL) branch to be open seven days a week in the 87-year history of the MCFL system. The staff members modified their work schedules to add the seventh day of service each week, and the renewal of a library parcel tax known as Measure A in June 2014 made the option possible.

The library offers programs that emphasize a popular science, technology, engineering, digital art and math curricula called STEAM. The branch is home to a 3D printer, which is free for patrons to use as part of its STEAM programming, and offers free Internet and wifi access.

The 10 MCFL branches have various hours of operation. Saturday is the only day that all 10 are open. Learn more at


Sara Jones
Marin County Free Library

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6051
Email: Sara Jones
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