Doc Your Block: Mountain View/ Beckwourth Library
Mountain View/ Beckwourth Branch Library/E.C.C
Written by Felix Astorga
ince I was about two my mom would take me to the library every week to check out some books. my favorite book was Are You My Mother? by P.D Eastman I would force my mom to read it every night before I learned how to read it myself. I learned how to read in a reading class that they had at the library. When I was younger I always wanted to be there and even now, I go there just to hang out and look at some good books.
The Mountain View library is located in South East San Diego. It can be found at 721 San Pasqual Street. The library is a big influence on South East San Diego because it is open to the public 7 days a week. It is also a big part of the southeast community because it is one of a few located near Lincoln High School.
I value this library because that's where I would go to do my schoolwork when I did not have access to a computer or the internet. It also has many other resources like textbooks and informational books for research. It is a very enjoyable place because it is well-organized and a good place to study. The people who work there do a lot of charity work like giving free books to kids and offering free classes for all ages. The staff is amazing there; they all are very helpful and very nice.
The library staff use volunteers to help teach people to read and to find information.The mission statement promises that the" Mountain View/Beckwourth Branch Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community." In my experiences there, they have lived up to their mission. I am passing on my childhood experiences to my little brother, and I take him there once a week so he can check out a book.
On the same campus of this great library library is ECC. The Educational Cultural Complex provides opportunities for job training, high school completion, parenting classes, citizenship classes, and English classes. I took an art class about ancient civilizations; this gave me a chance to see what it's like to go to a class at ECC. This is a big part of the community because it offers college courses in our local area for those who are not able to travel very far to go to school. It is also a continuation school, and you can go there to make up high school credit during the summer.