Carlsbad’s Cole Library turns 50

The recently installed Carlsbad sign.

By Amy Gruber

The city of Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library is celebrating its 50th birthday by offering specially themed programs, events and activities from Nov. 6 through Dec. 9. All special programs take place at Cole Library, which is located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Admission and participation are free.

Cole Library is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The building housing the Georgina Cole Library opened on Nov. 27, 1967. It was the city’s only library facility for more than 30 years. It was originally referred to as the Carlsbad City Library. The library was renamed for Georgina Cole, the city’s first library director, on April 15, 2000.

Cole was instrumental in successfully campaigning to build the library that now bears her name, introducing the Rambling Reader bookmobile, implementing homebound services and pushing for the La Costa branch that led to the establishment of what is now known as the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane. She was the city of Carlsbad’s Citizen of the Year in 1978.

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