The Tulare County public library system is opening its 16th location this weekend.
The new branch will serve the rural unincorporated community of London, located near Dinuba and Kingsburg. The community’s 1,800 residents are predominately Latino, and almost half fall below the poverty line. County librarian Darla Wegener says London residents advocated hard for this branch.
"People know they need it and we believe they need it," she says, "and they’ve been just the most wonderful community to work with during this whole process."