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South Coast City Donates Old Library Complex To Children's Museum

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Part of the planned kidStream complex in Camarillo

Donation Allows Non-Profit "kidStream" To Divert Money from Planned Purchase To Developing Museum

A shuttered library in Ventura County is now going to be the permanent home of a children’s museum.

The Camarillo City Council voted this week to give its old library complex to the non-profit kidSTREAM organization. In 2007, the city opened a new library, which left the old one in the city’s Dizdar Park vacant.

The property had been appraised at $900,000, and the non-profit was in the process of raising money to buy it. By making it a gift, the museum will be able to refocus is money on developing the museum. Plans call for it to open in January of 2023.

kidStream has been offering virtual programs for kids during the pandemic.