McConnell Foundation gives Tehama County Library $500,000 grant

from the Red Bluff Daily News

“Tehama County Acting Librarian Sally Ainsworth announced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting that the McConnell Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant, launching the efforts to fill a $2.5 million funding gap for a new library.”

St. Helena: City asks for more time to respond to public records request

from the St. Helena Star

“The city of St. Helena has asked for two more weeks to compile its response to the Star’s request for public documents involving budget cuts at the St. Helena Public Library and the hiring of Rebekah Barr, who was briefly appointed interim library manager.”

Dog bites three in melee near downtown San Diego library

from the San Diego Union Times

“One person was arrested and three people were bitten by a dog in a melee Saturday near the downtown San Diego library, police said. San Diego police responded at 12:15 p.m. to a report of two or three people fighting near the intersection of J and 13th streets, said Officer Frank Cali. One of the people involved in the fight started to run, and at least one other person and a dog gave chase. As they ran, more people joined them, Cali said. The fight continued at the downtown library, with as many as 20 people involved. One of the people involved was reportedly wielding a large stick or bat. The dog bit three people during the turmoil.”

Manteca: Build satellite libraries

from the Manteca Bulletin

“Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca’s library facilities. That, however, doesn’t mean the Manteca City Council member wants to see the proposal for a $33 million ‘main’ library expansion on Center Street dusted off — far from it. Instead he wants to see smaller branch libraries placed around Manteca to make them more accessible.”

Berkeley: Council reappoints library trustees at center of branch renaming dispute

from the Contra Costa Times

“The City Council last week reappointed two library trustees who voted earlier this year against renaming a branch for a late civil rights activist, an action condemned by some residents as an insult to Berkeley’s black community.”

Santa Clara County Libraries: District $80 fee for non-residents will end July 1

from the Paradise Post

“Effective July 1, residents outside of the Santa Clara County Library District will no longer be charged $80 annually for a card to borrow books and other materials from branches in Campbell, Cupertino, Saratoga and elsewhere within the district.”

Placer County: Soon-to-open Meadow Vista Center explores library team-up

from the Auburn Journal

“Meadow Vista resident Rachel Duarte walks past the vacant Meadow Vista Community Center and recalls that the drive to open the building was taking place when she moved to the Foothills community a decade ago … part of the building is being eyed as a potential location for the embattled Meadow Vista Library, which was targeted for closure earlier this year, had a stay on that closure and is now slated for final checkout in November.