Why is the Central Branch still closed on Sundays?

 
It is. And it’s the main branch in the system:

 

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But satellite branch Buena Vista is open:

 

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What accounts for such neighborhood favoritism? It wasn’t lack of use, because the city made a budgetary decision 15 years ago to open their brand-new B/V facility on Sundays as an “experiment.”

When’s it over?

It could be worse. Poor Northwest isn’t even open on Saturdays!

 

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Meanwhile, the new head librarian is talking about “robotics” and bringing 3D printers into the facility.

She and her predecessors have also been weeding Burbank’s once-great book collection like there’s no tomorrow. It’s still going on. Seen those half-empty shelves lately?

Don’t even begin to question this destructive policy. You’ll just get treated like a crank. The general public has a difficult time understanding the professional thinking behind such things as “de-accessioning.” They only use the place.

(P.S. The Buena Vista branch is located in a still mostly Anglo part of Burbank that’s full of houses. The Central isn’t any more. What a coincidence!)

 

 

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  1. Ivan

    Dr Gordon addresses the residents

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