February 2019
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga
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Second Story and Beyond at the Paul A. Biane Library

Your support can help build up library programs and community growth.

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The Second Story and Beyond at the Paul A. Biane Library needs your support. The Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation is currently engaged in a capital fundraising campaign to garner public support for the Second Story and Beyond. Foundation members are also exploring opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships to develop it into a unique, interactive discovery space. In the coming years, this space will feature interactive exhibits for play and learning geared towards science, art and various literacy programs. The completion of Second Story and Beyond is a long-supported City Council goal and will assist in building commUNITY in Rancho Cucamonga.

This special space is a dynamic resource that offers the entire community a wide variety of expanded programs. It also features an early learning area, art studio, kitchenette, workshop and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lab, along with 6,500 square feet of flexible programming space. Several new services have also been developed since February 2017 in an effort to enhance opportunities for people of all ages. These services include educational classes and space for special programs, rentals and private events.

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For example, contract classes such as Little Scientists, Robotics Challenge, Proactive Parenting and College Readiness are offered to encourage lifelong learning, supplement the City's current line-up of recreational activities and support Healthy RC initiatives.

Randall and Janell Lewis have a long history of supporting arts and education. In an effort to promote education, the Lewis Family generously pledged $1.5 million for the development of the Second Story and Beyond interactive discovery space. This significant contribution will help fund a variety of hands-on, interactive exhibits. Among their many contributions is an ongoing support for the Lewis Family Playhouse, which brings theatre, art and cultural experiences to the community.

The Second Story and Beyond will be a regional draw for the City of Rancho Cucamonga that serves as an attraction for the entire family and enhances the economic development and growth of the City. To find out how you can support this important initiative, please visit the library online at CityofRC.us/Library.