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Library Names

Original post made by Herb Borock, Professorville, on Mar 16, 2014

On Monday, March 17, the City Council will again be considering whether to change the name of the Main Library.

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Posted by Waste of Money and Time
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Instead of addressing parking, traffic, overdevelopment, and developer cronyism, the Council is wasting time arguing over new names for a library that's been around longer than most residents. There was no public outreach to discuss this and certainly no outcry for a new name.

How about naming it the "We Need a New Council Library"?

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Posted by Hayes Library, yes!
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

The greed of those Mitchell Park library promoters is embarrassing. No matter how much they have, and how much they get, they still want more, MORE.

Shame on them. Their disastrous new building has turned so many people off to any new money raising by the city that no future bond is expected to pass, because of this debacle.
The reasons given for attacking the Main library's name are dishonest. There is no need to change it.
Maybe the librarians need more work so they wouldn't have to make up stuff? Umm, like restoring the evening hours that were reduced.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I didn't want the MP library to be anything than remodeled. I don't want to change the names of anything. Let's keep the charm we have before it gets destroyed.

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Posted by What about Gary?
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm

If it were my decision, I would name it the Gary Fazzino Library. There really should be a memorial to this guy.

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Posted by Hayes Library, yes!
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

The mega Mitchell Park money was approved because they reassured us that Main would not be downgraded. I believed them. Silly me.
The namechangers now say that erasing the name "Main library" is not downgrading it.
ok I'm ready to buy a bridge, are they selling one?