Tomorrow: A Meeting About the State of the Bernal Library

Ms. Valerie, the Children’s Librarian at the Bernal Branch Library, invites one and all to attend an important meeting tomorrow evening to discuss the library’s operating hours:

We Need Your Input on our Public Service Hours!
SFPL Bernal Branch Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

Bernal Heights Library Meeting Room
500 Cortland Avenue
(415) 355-2810

Please join us for a public hearing and give us your input about our library operating hours.* We need to hear your ideas on library services and priorities. City Librarian, Luis Herrera will give an overview of the Library’s Five Strategic Priorities and Deputy City Librarian Jill Bourne will provide the overview of the Open Hours Project. Also attending the hearing will be a SF Supervisor; Neighborhood Council Members; Friends of the SFPL Board Members, Staff, Donors and Members, and other Community Partners.

*The Library Preservation Fund, renewed by Proposition D in November 2007, requires that the Library Commission assess and modify as appropriate the hours of operation of the Main and branch libraries at least once every five years. As part of that process, San Francisco Public Library is conducting public hearings in each of the City’s 11 supervisorial district this September and October to obtain community input about library hours and services. These public hearings will also allow residents to give us their ideas about library services and priorities and allow the Library to present ideas about its future goals and initiatives.

To ensure the participation of people with disabilities, patrons are invited to request sign language interpreter services, real-time captioning, and materials in alternative print formats. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help to ensure availability. For inquiries or requests for accommodations, please call (415) 557-4557.

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8 Responses to Tomorrow: A Meeting About the State of the Bernal Library

  1. Demece says:

    do we need to write some letters to keep or extend our hours?

  2. BH Lovr says:

    What’s going on with the mural? Isn’t today the deadline for that nudnik to preserve the mural or back off?

  3. alan peters says:

    I will be out of town that day so I am hoping this comment will reach the library

    We love the library. We would.like to use it more.

    More hours on weekends and evenings when we are not at work and kids not in school would make a difference in our lives.

    I have wondered if volunteer help or donations of any sort could help make this happen.

    Thank you

  4. Brent says:

    I find it ironic that a meeting to discuss hours of operation is being held only once, at one particular time of day.

  5. Dorothy Coakley says:

    Ms. Valerie, correct me if I’m wrong. I think this meeting is to adjust (or reconfirm) all of the operating hours at the various libraries. So, if you miss the Bernal meeting, you can just go to another one. (I got this impression from the “Friends of the Library” monthly schedule…which is mailed to be out here in the Land Beyond TIme. ) Love, Dorothy.

  6. Dorothy Coakley says:

    correct “mailed to me.”

  7. Derek says:

    Has that hideous mural been replaced yet? Just curious.

  8. Dorothy Coakley says:

    Had it been my call, I would have just allowed the mural to fade into the sunset as a nod to the sensibilities of the “dawning of the Age of Aquarius.” Sort of like yesterday’s tattoo.

    But clearly, someone, somewhere treasured it, retouched it, preserved it. Probably the preservation was the work of a committee…I rest my case.

    Signed, “Older’n the hilltop, but still a librarian.”

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