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La Crescenta needs a library, but there are others nearby

June 18, 2004

I am a library person. You will find me in the library at least once

a week. Our La Crescenta Library is small and crowded, and I hope to

see a new one built during my lifetime, but I know that won't happen

in the near future.

Things are tough right now. Programs and jobs are being cut all

over the state, so we are going to have to be patient. While we are

waiting, let's stop giving the world the impression that we are


living in a cultural wasteland because of the inadequacy of our


Think about this: If you drive about four miles west from the La

Crescenta Library, you will find another public library in Tujunga.

If you drive about three miles east of the La Crescenta Library, you

will come to the La Canada Flintridge public library. You can drive

about a mile south of the La Crescenta Library and come to the

Montrose public library.

Are we really as underprivileged as some people want us to



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