Expand hours and programming of City libraries and recreation centers

The San Diego Public Library system serves the educational, cultural, business, and recreational needs of San Diego's diverse communities through its Central Library, 35 branch libraries, and the adult literacy program READ/San Diego.

Fiscal Year 2016 saw the restoration of core branch library hoursto 48 hours per week for the first time since 2003 and strategically expanded library services on weekends.

The San Diego Public Library system is the region’s top provider of free educational and cultural programs. Attendance at free library programs has more than doubled since 2010.

Total annual hours of all City library branches by fiscal year

Source: City of San Diego Public Library

Number of people attending all City library programs by fiscal year

Source: City of San Diego Public Library

Number of all City library programs

Source: City of San Diego Public Library

Annual circulation per capita at all City library branches

Source: City of San Diego Public Library

Number of new patrons signed up to use the Internet on a Library computer of all City library Branches

Source: City of San Diego Public Library

Recreational programs, team sports, and activities help build self-esteem, confidence, social harmony, independent thinking, and self-discipline while improving overall health and promoting conflict resolution skills for youths and adults.

Programs offered at parks throughout the City vary, but can include interpretive nature programs, ceramics, learn-to-swim, karate, gymnastics, dance, soccer, basketball, water polo, nature walks, golf, day camps, softball, holiday and cultural events, outdoor movies, senior activities, tiny tot classes, and therapeutic recreation.

Total hours of all recreation centers by fiscal year

Source: City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department

Enrollment in recreation center programs by fiscal year quarter

Source: City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department

Showcase San Diego as an international cultural destination

The City's Special Events and Filming Department provides a portfolio of services designed to support San Diego's neighborhoods, as well as the City's special event, filming, business, and tourism industries in order to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact and extensive worldwide media exposure for the San Diego region each year.

Number of special event and filming dates permitted

Source: City of San Diego Specials Events and Filming Department