OCEAN BEACH, CA. Local Ocean Beach residents are rallying to save the Ocean Beach branch of the San Diego library this Saturday, November 15th. The noon time gathering in front of the OB Library, located at the corner of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Santa Monica Avenue, is being organized by a loose network including the OB Historical Society, Friends of the OB Library and the OB Rag blog.
There will be a few speakers at the event, including Pat James, prez of the Historical Society,who will describe some of the history of the building where the library sits – the library just celebrated its 80th anniversary-; Suzi More, head of the Friends of the OB Library, will talk about programs the Library offers; Anna Daniels, a city librarian speaking only for herself, will remind us why we need libraries; and John Rivera, chief of staff of Councilmember Kevin Faulconer’s office, will offer support.
Residents at the rally will be urged to attend the next City Council hearing on the budget and Mayor Sander’s proposed cuts – which include 7 libraries and 9 Rec centers and gym. The hearing will be held on Wed., Nov. 19th from 2 to 5 pm. By the way, the Friends are conducting a book sale the day of the rally – the 15th – from 10 to 1 right in front of the OB Library.