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Public Hearings on Library Hours and Services

For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Jeffers
(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

September 11, 2012

Public Hearings on Library Hours and Services

San Francisco Public Library will be conducting public hearings in each of the city’s 11 supervisorial districts this September and October to obtain community input about library hours and services.

The Library Preservation Fund, renewed by Proposition D in November 2007, requires that the San Francisco Library Commission assess and modify as appropriate the hours of operation of the Main and branch libraries at least once every five years. The public hearings are a key component of this process.

These public hearings will also allow residents to give SFPL their ideas about library services and priorities and allow the Library to present ideas about its future goals and initiatives. Each hearing will have language interpretation provided by the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs. We will also provide American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning for attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing at each of the 11 public hearings.

Schedule of Public Hearings:

Thursday, September 13, 6-8 p.m., Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library (District 1)

Saturday, September 15, 1-3 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium (District 6)

Wednesday, September 19, 6-8 p.m., Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library (District 3)

Saturday, September 29, 1-3 p.m., Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library (District 8)

Tuesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., Bernal Branch Library (District 9)

Tuesday, October 16, 6-8 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch Library (District 10)

Wednesday, October 17, 6-8 p.m., Ortega Branch Library (District 4)

Monday, October 22, 6-8 p.m., West Portal Branch Library (District 7)

Wednesday, October 24, 6-8 p.m., Park Branch Library (District 5)

Saturday, October 27, 1-3 p.m., Presidio Branch Library (District 2) Rescheduled from Sept. 25, 2012.

Tuesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library (District 11)