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November 14, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
A group of Orange County libraries has received a $59,400 federal grant to make local government forms, ordinances, regulations, job listings, environmental impact reports and other public documents available on the World Wide Web. The group includes the Orange County Law Library, the county system and libraries at UC Irvine, Newport Beach and Santa Ana.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
An anonymous donor has given the county public library system more than $2,000 worth of new audiovisual material for hearing-impaired children and adults. On Thursday, the University Park branch received the collection, which will benefit more than 170 students in a county program at three Irvine schools.
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June 23, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County officials, concerned that children logging on to computers at public libraries may be heading for the Internet's red-light districts, are planning to require written parental permission for minors to use the Internet. The policy is to take effect July 1. Children's use of the free-wheeling Internet is an issue that perplexes public library systems nationwide, said Orange County librarian John Adams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1993
A Times story ("All the Talk in Libraries Is of Cuts in Hours," June 13) mentioned that Orange County libraries were going to have to close on specified days due to a $3.8-million budget shortfall. They also mentioned that there are 800,000 cardholders in the library system. How about a $5 charge or donation per cardholder? An easy multiplication sum comes up with $4 million. (OK, I know there has to be a sliding scale and so on, but it's a start.) Just tell me where to send my money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997
Re the Dec. 16 editorial "Keeping the Libraries Afloat": I was impressed with your comments and I also spoke to the Placentia City Council on the pathetic situation of the Placentia Library. I think the Placentia Library problem should be further addressed, especially after the defeat of the measure to support it by taxation in the last election. In addition, I visited Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) at his district office open house. Royce was very courteous and attentive. He indicated his wife was quite concerned about the plight of the Orange County libraries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1996 | JOHN ADAMS, John Adams is county librarian
As National Library Week approaches, residents of Orange County have become accustomed to seeing their county library described in the local press as "embattled," "beleaguered" and even "fighting for life."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1994
I am bothered by John Strahl's letter (July 10), espousing, in effect, "virtual reality" over books-- and of your paper's giving such position to it. I wonder if he thinks a travelogue is preferable to walking the streets of Paris? Years ago I learned that, when visiting a home, the owner's library (if there is one), gives an accurate picture as to his or her inner person. But what will one see when a visit is made to Mr. Strahl's home--a video screen? I doubt if Abraham Lincoln would walk a mile to borrow a computer disk, let alone bother to return it. Nothing will ever take the place of a good book, whether for reference or pleasure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
An anonymous donor has given the county public library system more than $2,000 worth of new audiovisual material for hearing-impaired children and adults. On Thursday, the University Park branch received the collection, which will benefit more than 170 students in a county program at three Irvine schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
High demand and long waiting lists for best-sellers have prompted the city's branch libraries to begin a book-rental program. With a $1,000 contribution from Friends of the Library, branch libraries have doubled or tripled the number of best-sellers available for rent, said Marianne MacKenzie, library assistant at the Main Street branch. The cost to rent a book is $1 a week for the first week and 25 cents per day after that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
A group of Orange County libraries has received a $59,400 federal grant to make local government forms, ordinances, regulations, job listings, environmental impact reports and other public documents available on the World Wide Web. The group includes the Orange County Law Library, the county system and libraries at UC Irvine, Newport Beach and Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1997
Re the Dec. 16 editorial "Keeping the Libraries Afloat": I was impressed with your comments and I also spoke to the Placentia City Council on the pathetic situation of the Placentia Library. I think the Placentia Library problem should be further addressed, especially after the defeat of the measure to support it by taxation in the last election. In addition, I visited Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) at his district office open house. Royce was very courteous and attentive. He indicated his wife was quite concerned about the plight of the Orange County libraries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
High demand and long waiting lists for best-sellers have prompted the city's branch libraries to begin a book-rental program. With a $1,000 contribution from Friends of the Library, branch libraries have doubled or tripled the number of best-sellers available for rent, said Marianne MacKenzie, library assistant at the Main Street branch. The cost to rent a book is $1 a week for the first week and 25 cents per day after that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1996 | JOHN ADAMS, John Adams is county librarian
As National Library Week approaches, residents of Orange County have become accustomed to seeing their county library described in the local press as "embattled," "beleaguered" and even "fighting for life."
NEWS
February 6, 1996 | KATHRYN BOLD
Book lovers gathered Saturday for the latest chapter in the Fullerton Public Library's history: a glitzy 90th anniversary bash staged by the library foundation. "90 Years of Adventure: The Magic Continues" was the theme of the dinner, which took place at the new Wilshire Court catering and banquet facility in old town Fullerton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1994
The last few years have witnessed the depressing sight of cash-starved public libraries dropping magazine subscriptions and cutting back on book purchases. Worse, they have reduced hours as well, sometimes whole days: All 27 Orange County-run libraries are closed on Fridays; 10 Los Angeles County-run libraries have shut down completely.
NEWS
June 23, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County officials, concerned that children logging on to computers at public libraries may be heading for the Internet's red-light districts, are planning to require written parental permission for minors to use the Internet. The policy is to take effect July 1. Children's use of the free-wheeling Internet is an issue that perplexes public library systems nationwide, said Orange County librarian John Adams.
NEWS
April 2, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff, Susan Greene, and Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times
The Orange County Public Library was established in December, 1919 and began operating in September, 1921 in Santa Ana with a staff of three sharing a room with the county farm advisor. It opened its first branches in October and November of 1921 in Brea, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, La Habra, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach and Westminster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1994
I am bothered by John Strahl's letter (July 10), espousing, in effect, "virtual reality" over books-- and of your paper's giving such position to it. I wonder if he thinks a travelogue is preferable to walking the streets of Paris? Years ago I learned that, when visiting a home, the owner's library (if there is one), gives an accurate picture as to his or her inner person. But what will one see when a visit is made to Mr. Strahl's home--a video screen? I doubt if Abraham Lincoln would walk a mile to borrow a computer disk, let alone bother to return it. Nothing will ever take the place of a good book, whether for reference or pleasure.
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