Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 07 August 2020

Florence Riford Library in La Jolla: A Historical and Vigorous Civic Place

Zheng Hong

China University of Political Science and Law

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Pages: 687-697

Keywords: La Jolla/Riford Library, Donor Wall, Civic, Social Capital


Florence Riford Library is a public library with more than a century years old. Its special spaces and decorations such as College Corner, lab, History Room and catamaran sculpture are the features. The historical elements are emphasized by the place they are located and their efforts in purpose. The donor wall reveals the reason why Riford Library can get abundant funds and works excellent. The various activities in the library deposit the social capital by the residences’ place attachment, which make the library a vigorous civic place.


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