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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | May 18, 2012
A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.” Because the city has been unable to secure a state grant of up to $26 million, it has been unable to tap a bond approved by voters in 2003 worth about $14 million. This inability to access necessary funding is delaying the project. Meanwhile, the projected cost for the original plan - including knocking down the existing library for a new facility and garage - has grown to more than $100 million, placing it far outside the reach of city officials.
NEWS
April 26, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A book sale to benefit Burbank library programs will be held the week of May 1 on the second floor of the Central Library. The sale is sponsored by The Friends of the Burbank Public Library. A preview sale open to Friends' members will kick off the event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 1. Memberships may be purchased at the door that evening. Regular book sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 2-4, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 5 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 6. Central Library is at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
NEWS
September 13, 2003
Preschoolers are invited to participate in the Burbank Public Library's 2003-2004 series of interactive story time programs beginning Tuesday. Programs include stories, songs and crafts. Preschool Story Time is Tuesdays at the Buena Vista Branch Library, Wednesdays at the Northwest Branch Library and Thursdays at the Central Library. Starting times are 10 a.m. Toddler Tales is story time for children younger than 3. Sessions begin at 10 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Buena Vista Branch Library, and 10 a.m. Friday at the Central Library.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
Library accepting contest photos BURBANK -- Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit their work for a contest sponsored by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library. The categories are special effects, people, animals, scenic images and still life. Up to three entries can be submitted for judging by a panel of professional photographers. Entry forms can be picked up at any one of the three Burbank libraries, and photographs must be submitted by Feb. 17 at the reference desk of the Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
NEWS
October 18, 2003
A grass-roots letter-writing campaign is underway by Burbank library supporters, who are asking residents to write letters to the state's Library Construction Committee. The purpose of the letters is to urge the committee to give $20 million in state funds to cover two-thirds of the construction cost of a new Central Library. In February, Burbank voters approved Measure L, which will pay for one-third of the Central Library cost, as well as pay for a new Northwest Branch Library.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 14, 2010
A planned $53-million replacement of the Central Library inched closer this week after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he had secured $100,000 for the project. While officials acknowledged that it was a relatively small sum compared with the projected cost of the new library, they said any little bit would help in the exploratory and design phase. The existing building at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. is overcrowded and lacks the space needed to expand, officials said. "In these tough economic times, we especially appreciate any help we can get to improve public services and outreach," Mayor Anja Reinke said in a statement.
NEWS
January 26, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- The start of construction on the new Buena Vista Library was named by city officials as one of last year's top accomplishments. Now they want to outdo themselves. The city is considering building a new Central Library and expanding the Northwest Branch Library. City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to fund project planning fees for Charles Walton Associates at a cost of $272,000. "The current Central Library is about 40 years old, the Northwest branch is 30 years old," Library Director John Fuchs said.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
At a time when Burbank is raising fees and using one-time funds to plug a $1.1-million budget gap, is keeping the dream of a new Central Library really worth keeping alive - at least to the tune of $3.5 million? Apparently the City Council thought so when it approved allocating $3.5 million toward a roughly $16-million budget for a revamp of the aging Central Library. The council did so in an effort to, as Public Works Director Bonnie Teaford put it, “keep the dream alive” for once-grand plans to completely replace the facility.
NEWS
January 19, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Photographers are invited to enter their work in the annual Friends of the Burbank Public Library amateur photo contest from Feb. 1 to 19. Entries can be from nine categories: people (posed), people (unposed), animals, scenic, still life, photojournalism, 15 and younger, special effects and digitally enhanced. The subject category must be stated when entering. A total of $275 in prizes will be awarded at a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Central Library.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 3, 2012
Pits and pieces from the local sports scene. Library to display exhibition of baseball memorabilia : The Baseball Reliquary presents "Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of '68," an exhibition chronicling the extraordinary baseball season of 1968, which began today and runs through Sept, 27 at the Burbank Central Library (110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.). The display is played out against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history, marked by national tragedy and sweeping change.
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NEWS
May 18, 2012
At a time when Burbank is raising fees and using one-time funds to plug a $1.1-million budget gap, is keeping the dream of a new Central Library really worth keeping alive - at least to the tune of $3.5 million? Apparently the City Council thought so when it approved allocating $3.5 million toward a roughly $16-million budget for a revamp of the aging Central Library. The council did so in an effort to, as Public Works Director Bonnie Teaford put it, “keep the dream alive” for once-grand plans to completely replace the facility.
THE818NOW
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | May 18, 2012
A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.” Because the city has been unable to secure a state grant of up to $26 million, it has been unable to tap a bond approved by voters in 2003 worth about $14 million. This inability to access necessary funding is delaying the project. Meanwhile, the projected cost for the original plan - including knocking down the existing library for a new facility and garage - has grown to more than $100 million, placing it far outside the reach of city officials.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 27, 2011
A $15,000 donation, along with a previous $10,000 grant, will help the Central Library recover the books it lost when a pipe burst in April, officials announced. The April 9 flood ruined more than 1,000 library books in the travel, history and biography sections. Many of the books were out of print and can't be replaced, but the influx of money should cover the estimated $25,000 recovery cost, library officials said. Mickey Pierce, president of the Friends of the Burbank Public Library, presented the $15,000 check to Mayor Jess Talamantes at the Oct. 18 Burbank City Council meeting.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | April 19, 2011
City officials this week upped the repair estimate for water damage to the Central Library — including nearly 1,000 spoiled books — to roughly $125,000. The main branch reopened on Monday after officials closed the building for a week to repair the water damage, including new piping, carpet and dehumidifying the interior at a cost of nearly $100,000. Another $25,000 worth of nonfiction books, some of which can’t be replaced because they’re out of print, were destroyed by the water, officials reported.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 14, 2010
A planned $53-million replacement of the Central Library inched closer this week after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he had secured $100,000 for the project. While officials acknowledged that it was a relatively small sum compared with the projected cost of the new library, they said any little bit would help in the exploratory and design phase. The existing building at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. is overcrowded and lacks the space needed to expand, officials said. "In these tough economic times, we especially appreciate any help we can get to improve public services and outreach," Mayor Anja Reinke said in a statement.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 1, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved sending to its congressmen a prioritized catalog of local projects — including a new library, two swimming pools and dashboard-mounted video recorders for police cars — eligible to receive federal funding. City executives have in the past month met with representatives of Reps. Brad Sherman and Adam Schiff with the goal of securing earmarks to pay for 25 projects totaling $112.8 million, including 12 top-tier projects tallying $107.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | August 6, 2008
A lot of new faces were seen alongside veterans on Sunday when Shakespeare at Play kicked off its fourth annual free Family Shakespeare Festival at Lincoln Park. “We’ve got a lot of new people with the company, and it makes it so much more fun,” said Debbie Gates, Shakespeare at Play executive director. Many Shakespeare at Play members have been with the Burbank-based nonprofit classical theater company for more than 30 years, Gates said. But interaction with the local schools through assemblies and a stage-craft class for high school seniors has inspired students to join Shakespeare at Play, she said.
NEWS
July 2, 2008
The Burbank Public Library presents the Teen Summer Reading Club for students in 6th through 12th grades at 7 p.m. today at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St.; and at 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Northwest Branch Library, 3323 W. Victory Blvd. For more information, call (818) 238-5610. ? Downtown Burbank kicks off the summer of Thursday night band nights with ?All American Night? from 7 to 9 p.m. on the AMC Walkway. Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty will be on hand and a brass and drum quintet, The American Heritage Ensemble, will perform patriotic music and show tunes.
NEWS
January 26, 2008
Airport appoints temporary executive The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority appointed Dan Feger as the interim executive director of Bob Hope Airport following an announcement that Executive Director Dios Marrero would take a medical leave of absence due to an undisclosed illness, officials at the airport said Friday. Feger will transition from his role as the deputy executive director to the new post immediately. The authority also announced that John Hatanaka, a former deputy executive director, will assume the duties of senior deputy executive director.
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