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Skyline Hills Library Demolished To Make Way For New Library

City of San Diego
A rendering of the new Skyline Hills library.

Renderings of Skyline Hills Branch Library
Renderings of Skyline Hills Branch Library
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Work crews Monday demolished the old Skyline Hills Branch Library to make room for a larger replacement.

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The branch, which was built in 1969 and covered 4,400 square feet of floor space, was closed 2 1/2 weeks ago. It was razed to make way for the new building, which has been a top priority for San Diego Councilwoman Myrtle Cole and other neighborhood leaders.

The $13.2 million, 15,000-square-foot Skyline Hills library will be built on a 3.6-acre lot and include a multi-purpose area, outdoor reading patio, children and teen areas and a computer lab, the city said.

The library is scheduled to open in October. Until then, area residents can use the branch in Paradise Hills, 5922 Rancho Hills Drive.