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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1998
The Los Angeles County Public Library branch in Culver City will be closed for several weeks for recarpeting, officials said. After its normal operating hours Saturday, the library will close until Oct. 13, said Josie Zoretich, community library manager. The worn beige carpet in the 20,000-square-foot library is being replaced with the help of donations from the Friends of the Library, she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2002 | GARRETT THEROLF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Public Library, which only recently returned most of its 84 branches to full-time schedules, is facing a new round of budget cuts that could force officials to close 16 branches or once again reduce hours across the system. With the Board of Supervisors scheduled this week to consider a spending plan that would cut $9.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999
* Mission: To provide readers with recommendations from the Los Angeles County Public Library for good fiction books. One of the most common requests made of the library staff is for book recommendations. Faced with virtually endless options for works of fiction, patrons have been turning to professionals, and in response, the library created the Librarian's Bookshelf online.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decade after Los Angeles slashed spending amid a recession, libraries seem to be back at the top of the city's bestseller list. The proposed budget would boost library spending to a record $68 million to help pay for expanded hours and thousands of new books. The city undertook a major construction program, building five libraries and renovating 30 branches.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1997
If you've got a tough research problem and are willing to pay to have it solved, you might try the Los Angeles County Public Library's FYI service (http://colapublib.org). It offers fee-based research and document delivery along with 200 standardized information products, according to Steve Coffman, director of FYI. "We get 40 to 50 product orders a day," Coffman says. "People from New York and Saudi Arabia order from us. These people would never have known we existed without the Internet."
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October 15, 1987 | DAVID LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
It began with what amounted to a truck, and it is about to go the way of a truck--the old Helms Bakery ones. The venerable bookmobile within 10 years, predicts Los Angeles County Public Librarian Linda F. Crismond, will be a thing of the past. "Increasingly taking its place is books by mail," she said. "This started about 10 years ago, but it is accelerating rapidly."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
After learning that the services it receives from the Los Angeles County Public Library amount to less than half of the money it pays in, the city of Calabasas has given notice that it will withdraw from the system next year. A city official said the decision to be the first library to withdraw from the 85-library county system was "nothing personal." To meet a state deadline, Calabasas made the move now and has until July 1 to consider its options.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1992 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bobby Miller, age 5, dropped by the library with his mother, Robin, on their way home from traffic court in November, he took part in a ritual known to generations of American children: getting a library card. But the experience earned the 3 1/2-foot, 45-pound, towheaded kindergartner a small footnote in local history: The boy from Bellflower, known to librarians as "a handful," became the one-millionth cardholder at the Los Angeles County Public Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decade after Los Angeles slashed spending amid a recession, libraries seem to be back at the top of the city's bestseller list. The proposed budget would boost library spending to a record $68 million to help pay for expanded hours and thousands of new books. The city undertook a major construction program, building five libraries and renovating 30 branches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2002 | GARRETT THEROLF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Public Library, which only recently returned most of its 84 branches to full-time schedules, is facing a new round of budget cuts that could force officials to close 16 branches or once again reduce hours across the system. With the Board of Supervisors scheduled this week to consider a spending plan that would cut $9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000
The Anthony Quinn Library will undergo extensive renovations that will give it a new look, county Supervisor Gloria Molina announced Tuesday. Named after the actor, who grew up on the Eastside, the library will close for renovations this Sunday through Nov. 15. Molina has committed $500,000 to fund the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000 | SUE FOX
The county of Los Angeles Public Library wants its overdue books back, and it's willing to pardon wayward borrowers to get them. Patrons may return late books and materials free of charge during the library's upcoming Amnesty Days, Friday until March 5. Fines will still be charged, however, for overdue Friends of the Library rental items. Materials can be returned to any of the 84 county-run libraries or three bookmobiles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999
* Mission: To provide readers with recommendations from the Los Angeles County Public Library for good fiction books. One of the most common requests made of the library staff is for book recommendations. Faced with virtually endless options for works of fiction, patrons have been turning to professionals, and in response, the library created the Librarian's Bookshelf online.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1999
Aides and pages from the Los Angeles County library system, along with their supporters, staged lunchtime demonstrations outside four area libraries Monday to demand better pay. Demonstrators picketed and leafleted outside libraries in El Monte, West Hollywood, Carson and Valencia, representing a geographic cross-section of the county's 87-library system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
Sixteen Los Angeles city library branches, including five in the San Fernando Valley, will increase operating hours at night and during weekends, officials said. More than 20 people have already been hired so that the Central Library, eight regional branches and seven community branches can add about 10 hours a week to their operating schedules beginning Oct. 25, City Librarian Susan Kent said. "We have recently had a tremendous demand and heavy use of the library system," Kent said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1998
The Los Angeles County Public Library branch in Culver City will be closed for several weeks for recarpeting, officials said. After its normal operating hours Saturday, the library will close until Oct. 13, said Josie Zoretich, community library manager. The worn beige carpet in the 20,000-square-foot library is being replaced with the help of donations from the Friends of the Library, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Books are special to Veronica, a shy, 8-year-old Latina who lives in a working-class neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles. She likes to touch them. When no one is looking, she likes to pick them up and turn their pages. Yet she rarely reads for pleasure. That's because there are no books in her house.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1997
If you've got a tough research problem and are willing to pay to have it solved, you might try the Los Angeles County Public Library's FYI service (http://colapublib.org). It offers fee-based research and document delivery along with 200 standardized information products, according to Steve Coffman, director of FYI. "We get 40 to 50 product orders a day," Coffman says. "People from New York and Saudi Arabia order from us. These people would never have known we existed without the Internet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
After learning that the services it receives from the Los Angeles County Public Library amount to less than half of the money it pays in, the city of Calabasas has given notice that it will withdraw from the system next year. A city official said the decision to be the first library to withdraw from the 85-library county system was "nothing personal." To meet a state deadline, Calabasas made the move now and has until July 1 to consider its options.
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