Here’s the Good News!
From Coney Island on up to Clinton Hill, all 60 Brooklyn Public Library branches have reopened following a lengthy string of repairs that have stretched for nearly two years. – Brooklyn bibliophiles rejoice! All 60 public library branches now open after lengthy repairs
The Bad News is two branches will be closing in a few months and there is still $300 Million in additional repairs backlogged. But still, this is an accomplishment and a start.
bq.Plans to expand and renovate the 12-year-old Avon Park Public Library will be proceeding, despite receiving a bid that exceeded the original $835,535 budget by $310,000. – “Bob Balgemann(County Bites Bullet On Library Overrun)”:http://www.highlandstoday.com/MGBE5P6O49E.html It isn’t very often I get to comment on a local news story (I don’t work there, but I live five minutes away). This one is satisfying because things looked so dark just a couple of weeks ago. This project will cap six years of major expansion projects throughout our country. So we should be all set…for a little while.
Since last we looked in , where do the proposals for a new downtown library in Washington, DC stand ?
What should be the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library ? Many opinions are being expressed .
Changes to the High Point Neal F. Austin Public Library are intended to “make the library look and feel more like a bookstore.”
Scotts Valley is considering an offer by a developer to package a new library with 20 townhouses.
The new Belton Public Library will have a stylized train depot look, in honor of the current location.
Some patrons of the Monroe Library are unhappy about the lack of automatic doors.
The Brooklyn Town Library is too small .
Next time someone tells you libraries are going to be around much longer tell them about Fresno where they are planning a new library with a 97 Million pricetag.