Burbank’s Northwest Branch Library on Victory Boulevard is a place where everybody knows your name.
Just ask Norm.
“I miss this library. I haven’t gone to the library much since (it closed),” said Norm Angelheart, who estimates he’s visited the branch for 10 years. “Buena Vista even got large and you didn’t feel like you knew everyone there. It’s lost that little-library flavor.”
Last August, the Northwest Branch closed for upgrades, leaving the neighborhood without one of its most popular resources and scattering patrons toward the Central and Buena Vista branches. The Northwest library filled a difficult niche in that children, their parents and retirees always found something new to explore at the location.
Over the last year, crews made the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and safer in the event of an earthquake. This Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the branch, located at 3323 W. Victory Blvd., will open for a ribbon-cutting and an open house, and will resume business officially on Monday.