Santa Monica Library heads to the beach

from the Santa Monica Lookout

“It’s been challenging trying to figure out the logistics behind putting on the Santa Monica Public Library’s first foray into uncharted waters — or in the case, uncharted sand. ‘Yeah, it’s been difficult,’ said reference Librarian Jeff Kaplan, who is helping organize the library’s first-ever library at the beach program. ‘But we’re trying to keep it simple and rustic.’ Beginning Friday, library officials will be taking dozens of books to the sands of Santa Monica Beach. Kaplan said it might be the first time in the state that a public library has brought books to a beach to be checked out.”