Pala Band of Mission Indians Donates $200,000 to Local Library

July 6, 2010

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010                                                   (916) 329-9180

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today that it has agreed to partner with the Friends of Fallbrook Library in promoting literacy by making a donation to the Fallbrook Library’s expansion project. The donation of $200,000, to be made over a four-year span, will be given to the Library Building Task Force for use in constructing and stocking the new library building. 


The new facility has been eight years in the making and will pay homage to the northern San Diego region’s agricultural and historical heritage in its architecture, design and art projects.


“We are especially grateful for the Friends of Fallbrook Library’s dedication to linking the history of the region with the project,” said Robert H. Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “The previous library had been there for decades and the surrounding communities of Pala, Fallbrook and Bonsall have changed a lot in that time, so we are proud to be a part of constructing a building that showcases everything this region has to offer.”


The building is scheduled for completion in late 2010 and will more than double the size and circulation of the former facility. The Fallbrook Library has been operating since 1919 and is the oldest of the San Diego County Public Library entities.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians consists of 1,117 members with 650 living on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range, located along 5,000 square miles of California’s desert and approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego on Interstate 15.

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