On March 10, the Friends of the McClatchy Library will open up the historic building's second floor for a special behind-the-scenes tour. Guides will share the history of the floor as well as plans for its preservation and future use. Registration is required at the circulation desk and space is limited.
The McClatchy Library building was designed by Northern California architect Rudolph Adam Herold in the early 1900s for Charles and Ella McClatchy and their family. The house became a library in 1940 after Eleanor McClatchy and Charlotte Maloney presented it to the City of Sacramento as a memorial to their mother. In its early years, the library was devoted to Sacramento's young people, though for the last 60 years, it has served all ages.
What: Tour of McClatchy Library Second Floor
When: March 10, 2012, 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Where: Ella K. McClatchy Library (2112 22nd Street, Sacramento)
Cost: Free; Sign up at circulation desk
For more info: (916) 264-2920; www.saclibrary.org
IMAGE CREDIT: Ella K. McClatchy Young People's Library, Children's Room on 2nd floor made from one bedroom and sleeping porch, ca. 1945. From the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library.