Hoping to benefit the city while making more books available for schools, the board of Santa Ana Unified School District will vote tonight on a proposal to build a public library at Saddleback High School.
If the plan is approved, the board will give the city permission to construct a 20,000-square-foot library on a school parking lot. The city proposed building on a school site so it would not have to buy property for a library.
School district officials suggested Saddleback High School because it has the space and because there is a need for a library in the neighborhood.
Opening a library on a high school campus also would benefit students because they would have access to more books and study space, officials said.
The board meets at 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave. Information: (714) 558-5501.