Column: With library rescue, no one’s on the same page


Bruce Emerton supports the Pomona Public Library before Monday’s council meeting by driving around the block in a truck displaying movie posters from the movie version of “Fahrenheit 451,” the Ray Bradbury novel about a future in which books are outlawed. He’s wearing a T-shirt from the library’s 2010 Big Read of the novel.

Whew — Monday’s Pomona City Council meeting lasted 7 1/2 hours, into the early hours of Tuesday. I stuck it out to the bitter end. The council vowed to keep the library operating if possible for the next year, although how that’s going to be accomplished is unclear. Read my Wednesday column here. And if you missed it, my Monday blog post on how the Pomona library survived the Great Depression can be found here.

Meanwhile, the M-M-M-My Pomona blog is doing yeoman’s work on the library and other budget-related issues, thanks to contributor Hank Fung.

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