The formal dedication and ribbon cutting for the new library occurred February 2, 2010, with an overflow crowd in attendance.  An even larger crowd, more than 1200 persons, had participated in a Family Opening on Saturday, January 23.

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone addresses audience.

                                                                                                        Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone

Jim Dunlevey, President of The Friends of the Sun City Library, addresses audience.

Friends President Jim Dunlevey

Cutting the Ribbon. John Denver (from left) and Darcy Kuenzi, Menifee City Council, Menifee Mayor Wally Edgerton, Jim Dunlevey, Jeff Stone, Scott Mann, Menifee City Council.

County Supervisor Jeff Stone at the Library entrance.

The opening day cake!  Beautiful, but every bit devoured by the crowd.

Just a few of the many hundreds of enthusiastic library patrons at the Family Opening.

Library Information Desk

Library Entrance viewed from southwest

Library Entrance

Groundbreaking, Feb 6, 2009.  From left, Nancy Smith, now retired Sun City Library Manager; Nancy Johnson, then Riverside County Librarian; John Denver, Menifee City Council; Jeff Stone, Riverside County Supervisor; Scott Mann, Menifee City Council; Jim Dunlevey, Friends President.

Kathie Dunlevey, Friends of the Library volunteer, after the Ribbon Cutting

Jim Dunlevey and Jeff Stone at the Groundbreaking.