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After the Riots / NEWS IN BRIEF : REBUILDING : Grant Awarded to Library Branches

June 18, 1992

The J. Paul Getty Trust has awarded a $350,000 matching grant to the Los Angeles Public Library to replace books at two branch libraries destroyed in the riots.

Arson at the John Muir Branch Library, 6001 S. Vermont Ave., and the Junipero Serra Branch Library, 4301 S. Figueroa St., destroyed more than $700,000 worth of books and other library materials, library officials said.

The grant will be used by the library to purchase books and encourage further donations.

Because their original sites did not meet earthquake standards, John Muir and Junipero Serra had been operating in leased mini-mall locations. Both branches will return to their temporary quarters as soon as the malls can be rebuilt.

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