Brooklyn is Back

Clinton Hill Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library

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.

 

Avon Park Expansion

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.

Fresno County Proposal

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.