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Lake Tamarisk

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Closed

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We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Mon, Dec 11 Closed
Tue, Dec 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Dec 13 Closed
Thu, Dec 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Dec 15 Closed
Sat, Dec 16 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Dec 17 Closed

Branch manager
Melissa Hennegan
Address
43-880 Tamarisk Drive
P.O. Box 260
Desert Center
California 92239
Tel: (760) 227-3273
Fax: (760) 227-0043

Lake Tamarisk Branch Library, located in Desert Center, is the eastern most library in the Riverside Library System.  It services a small community of 150 full time residents with the addition of approximately 300 winter visitors.  As such it is a much treasured resource in our

remote community as it is the only amenity available to our residents.

 

In the beginning our library started with a box of books in the Desert Center Café.  After the Kaiser mine opened a small library was formed in one of the buildings.  In 1970 the present Riverside County building used jointly by the fire department and our library was constructed. 

Upon the closing of Kaiser mine in the early 1980s leading to the departure of most of the area residents the plan to close the Lake Tamarisk developed.  A letter writing campaign instigated by the Friends of the Lake Tamarisk Library prevented the potential sad end to our treasured community asset.


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