Stanislaus library backers cheer passage of Measure T

The library tax narrowly passed with 68.2 percent on its first try in 1995 and captured an impressive 81.1 percent when renewed in 1999, but support dropped to 71.9 percent in 2004. Measure T extends the tax five years beyond 2013.

This year’s campaign had fans in all corners and faced no organized opposition. Measure T signs seemed more numerous than any other this campaign season and many libraries appear to be as popular as ever.

Read more here: Stanislaus library backers cheer passage of Measure T, Modesto Bee, June 6, 2012.

Renovated Claremont library branch opens Saturday

Remodeling the building and installing new furnishings, books, and other equipment cost $4.2 million, said Corbeil. The entire $26 million library bond budget, which paid for the remodeling of the Claremont and North branches, as well as the forthcoming construction of new branches at South and West, is within budget, said Corbeil. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation paid for the furnishings and equipment.

Read more: “Renovated Claremont library branch opens Saturday,” Berkeleyside, May 3, 2012