Rancho Cucamonga: Man’s Sexual Assault Attempt Trumped — 15-Year-Old Denies ‘Favor’ At Library

From Inquisitr

” Sean O’Farrell, 40, thought he was going to elicit a “favor” inside a public library from a 15-year-old boy. However, the man’s sexual assault attempt took a turn for the worse.”


Libraries offer path to stretch dollars

From San Diego Union Tribune

” Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are using the special session to consider higher taxes to deal with the state’s infrastructure needs, yet they seem uninterested in measures to stretch the budget through cost-saving reforms. There may be other options than higher taxes or fewer services.”


Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation

From eNCA

” With the expansion of digital media, the rise of e-books and massive budget cuts, the end of libraries has been predicted many times over. And while it is true that library budgets have been slashed, causing cuts in operating hours and branch closures, libraries are not exactly dying. In fact, libraries are evolving.”


San Mateo: Coastside library redevelopment proceeding

From San Mateo Daily Journal

“Coastside residents are a step closer to receiving a new library after the Half Moon Bay City Council voted to hire an architect Tuesday night. The proposed $22 million project is a collaborative effort between the city and county, with the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors agreeing to fund half the cost. The current library, built in 1971 in the heart of downtown near schools and seniors, will be redeveloped into a larger state-of-the art facility.”