Culver City Observer -

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Dear Editor


April 10, 2014

Dear Editor,

Elaine Hirohama and Nancy Kuechle, co-presidents Culver City Friends of the Library and to whom it may concern, I truly do not understand how you can feel "delighted"!? To announce that Culver City's Julian Dixon Library cosmetic face lift will better serve the needs of the hundreds of dedicated patrons who use it regularly by closing it for an entire year, especially at the end of the school year when students need it the most.

I frequent Culver City Julian Dixon Library at least once a week for years and have found it to be the best in all of Los Angeles County and City libraries. What a terrible waste of precious resources to close it down for an entire year... simply for new carpets, desks, lighting and furniture.

It is my experience that there is nothing so terribly wrong with the carpets, desks, lightning or furniture that is currently there to warrant the closure of a fine educational institution for an entire year.

If you are truly interested in serving the needs of the patrons, I sincerely hope that you will reconsider your horrendous decision to close the entire library for a year for "a much-needed"?! Update that has nothing to do with the enrichment of the educational facilities available.

How many signatures on a petition do you require to understand the gravity and consequences of your nonessential decision? "Well worth the effort"

For what? Please inform me what could possibly be a positive result of closing the best library for a year?

Please kindly explain if I have misunderstood, I am truly very devastated with your miscalculated priority.

Shanti OmShiva

The order for the closing of the Julian Dixon Library for one year on April 21 has been rescinded. No reason was given.


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