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Salinas Public Libraries will Close in the New Year

The three Salinas Public Libraries will close for an indefinite period of time soon after January 1, 2005. According to the website for the Salinas Public Libraries, these closures are part of the 9.2 million dollars in the service reductions incurred by the City of Salinas due to loss of revenues from the State of California, higher fees imposed by Monterey County, slower than expected economic recovery, and increased costs of employee health insurance and retirement benefits. Exact dates and details are to be determined. The Salinas Public Libraries may close in July, 2005 according to an interview on KCRW with Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas.

Reduced Hours Effective January 11, 2005

Audio: Salinas City Concil Votes to Shutter Libraries

[ Salinas Public Library I Friends of the Salinas Public Library ]


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Re: Salinas Public Libraries will Close in the New Year

Wasn't so long ago that the Steinbeck Center was built on the gush of the dot-com boom.

Cities (even little Salinas) are getting Disney-fied.

I miss the simple, honest commemorative cases dedicated to Steinbeck at the Salinas main.

'Stead you get a place for rich folks to dress up and go to-- before they get bored and move on to the next thing.


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