‘When Is the Library Opening?’ and Other Questions Answered by OB Friends of Library Newsletter

by on August 23, 2021 · 4 comments

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OB man August 23, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Thanks for sharing this. Comparison is good in many cases. Point Loma library has been running well and smoothly for months. Teens out front and getting books, seniors able to come and go and read. A working library, in a different area, an interesting comparison in many ways. Hope the OB one opens soon for real!


LAURA DENNISON August 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

Me too! Stay tuned. We’re working on it!!


Anna Daniels August 25, 2021 at 12:25 pm

The newest libraries are the largest in the system.
The majority of the newest libraries are north of 52.
The newest libraries, because they are the largest, require larger staffs.
These libraries are given priority by the Library Director with lots of pressure from those communities.
This is an equity issue and it needs to be corrected. Those of us who live in communities with smaller, older, heavily used and loved libraries are told to wait. Our small libraries are also in communities with more people.
UT article today discusses an update to the library master plan to correct this situation (build larger libraries in impacted communities.)
“Library branches in the southern and southeastern parts of San Diego are typically smaller than branches in the northern and western parts of the city, giving them less space for books, events and programs like after-school tutoring.”
Our libraries are being starved of funding. Building bigger isn’t happening any time soon,
but gives the people in power an opportunity to say that they recognize inequity and are working to remedy it. Same as it ever was.
Advocacy for staffing in small libraries—every single one of them– is essential right now.
Stop the inequity in city services.


Tessa August 25, 2021 at 3:08 pm

I was wondering about the same thing, in that the Pt. Loma Library is open but the O B Library is not. What is the deal here? Was there more pressure in Pt. Loma? Is the library director saving some cash under the guise of staffing issues?


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