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Libraries should have been open Saturday

November 13, 2012

All Glendale libraries, including the city's flagship Central Library, were closed Saturday through Monday to observe Veterans Day. These “long weekend” library closures are becoming more and more routine in the Jewel City. Meanwhile, in both Los Angeles and Pasadena, the libraries were open on Saturday. So Glendale has even worse budget problems than the city of Los Angeles? C'mon.

Oh, that's right: Los Angeles library lovers recently passed Measure L, a ballot measure that prioritized funding for their city's libraries; full Friday hours were just restored and more are purportedly on the way as a result.

Perhaps Glendale's equally wise, bibliophilic voters might want to consider such a “ballot-box budgeting” measure for their own upcoming city elections.

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Harvey Pearson
Los Feliz

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