Here’s a hint: it’ll be exactly what ever it takes to justify building a brand new facility across the street that wouldn’t be warranted in the absence of this same conveniently timed “model.”
And btw … if service to the Burbank community is an actual and legitimate concern here, how come this same Central Branch isn’t kept open on Sundays? You’d think that would be close to No.1 on the list of good things to do now, wouldn’t you? And not too hard to accomplish.
It’s all kind of inconsistent, isn’t it? Not doing what you can right away? The better word perhaps is “hypocritical.”
One building that many people would like to see updated is the Central Library, which opened in 1963. Goldman said that talks about modernizing that facility have been going on for years, even as far back as 1989.
“This year, we’ll be updating [that] set of options to match our new service model, demonstrating what level of service would be possible within either the existing building, the existing building with a small addition or in a new, potentially larger building on a different site,” she said.
If you read the actual survey you’ll see that the major concerns of the public are access and materials. Not rec rooms, community centers, 3D printers. ESL classes, or more sitting room for coffee klatches and entrepeneurial-minded moms on the make.
But who’s reading these days. Right?