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Council to hear library recommendation tonight

Original post made on Oct 2, 2007

Boosted by a city audit that found Palo Alto's libraries in poor condition and in need of significant improvements, the Palo Alto Library Advisory Commission will recommend a new two-story Mitchell Park Library/Community Center to City Council members tonight.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 1, 2007, 11:00 AM

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Posted by palo alto news
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 2, 2007 at 11:36 pm

the city officials should participate on this because its for the good of all who used the library and also if they attend to that meeting they can have a chance to tackle about the problems and the facilities they needed.

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Posted by Voter
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 3, 2007 at 8:52 am

Web Quote: "Commission members were still smarting over the 2002 failure of Measure D", my advice - GET OVER IT!!!!

This was a huge ugly monster of a building that spread over the tennis and paddleball courts and, if built, would have dominated Mitchell Park. Voters are smart, they rejected it.

And, the voters may reject the new library with its large area set aside for "technical staff" and an unnecessary restaurant. Yes voters, you will be paying for a restaurant!!

And, by the way, Council did approve this design on Monday night.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2007 at 10:56 am


I actually think a restaurant is a good idea at the community centre. It provides one stop entertainment. You could walk /bike to the community center do a class, have lunch, then visit the library and then walk home. What a pleasant thought.

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Posted by Gotta drink
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 3, 2007 at 1:14 pm

The food area is in the library not the community center.
Some of us think we have to eat or drink every hour or we are being deprived. We carry water bottles so that godforbid we might have to survive without water for 2 hours.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 3, 2007 at 2:12 pm

We do not need a new Mitchell Park library. We need to have the old and outdated books removed and replaced by updated material. There is absolutely no reason why we need a new building in order to provide better library services to the community. Don't be fooled by the spin doctors who are being paid a fortune to convince you that you need this new library building. Vote NO.

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Posted by Benjamin
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 4, 2007 at 1:08 am

The Mitchell Park Library is an embarrassment, and needs to be brought up to speed in a way that will help bolster our entire library system. the aisles aren't even wheelchair accessible.

I wonder if "Resident" has even been to Mitchell. Further, I have yet to see one post by Resident where s/he supports any money being spent on city infrastructure.

Tell me, Resident, where will we put all your new books when the library falls down.

It's time for a reality check.

Anyone doubting my words, go visit Mitchell Park Library on a weekday - it's a zoo, and badly in need of updating.

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