Templeton is $598,000 short from having enough money to build a new library in the parking lot of Templeton High School. Templeton is the only community in San Luis Obispo County that does not have a library.
The Templeton Community Library Association has been working for eighteen years to obtain the appropriate permits and raise $1.5 million in donations. If they raise $600,000 more, they’re hoping the county will match that money so they can start building the library.
In total, organizers need $4,344,000 for building costs.
“We’re going to have internet service, a lot of people out here in the county don’t have it and it’s an important thing for people to be able to use, also we will be a part of the black gold library system,” said Lynne Martin, a Templeton Community Association Board member.
Sunday afternoon, residents were invited to get a preview of what the library could look like. The event was hosted in the Templeton High School parking lot from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Attendees enjoyed free ice cream, music and family activities while they looked at displays.