Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Salinas Update

"Salinas Mayor Anna Caballero will unveil a plan later this week aimed at keeping the city's libraries open and also bolstering other city services. . .
Complete details will be available Thursday night, when Caballero has scheduled a 6 p.m. news conference at city hall to officially unveil the plan."

New San Jose Branch

"Tully neighborhood residents are celebrating today the opening of the Tully Community Branch library.
The 24,300 square-foot branch has 42 public computers, a community room, a Family Learning Center and one of the largest collections of Vietnamese language materials in the city."

LAUSD'S Libraries


"Unsure how many library books the district really has, Los Angeles Unified plans to spend about $8 million this year to install a computerized tracking system at 614 school libraries. . . .
By October, the Los Angeles Unified School District should have its first true picture of its inventory, and officials don't expect the news to be good. It's expected to show that the district has fewer than eight books per student, half the state average and a third of the national average of 22 books per student at public school libraries. . . .
The district relies on state funding for resupplying its libraries. While California's per-student library allocation reached $28 a few years ago, it has since dropped to 70 cents per student annually. . . .
The district relies on state funding for resupplying its libraries. While California's per-student library allocation reached $28 a few years ago, it has since dropped to 70 cents per student annually."

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