Friday, February 29, 2008

Searching beyond Google

What search engine is your favorite? Google, Yahoo, Clusty? Take a look at to find other search engines! Let us know your favorite.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Library Budget Cut 50%

The library's budget was cut 50% at the city council meeting held 2/20. The cut will be implemented with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008. The Library general fund budget will shrink from $961,000 to $480,000. Since the majority of this money funds personnel, there will be layoffs and downsizing of the library's services and programs. To prepare for this cut and manage with a vacant librarian position, the library is reducing open hours from 52 to 40 hours/week effective March 3, 2008. The new schedule will be:
Monday 1-5
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 1-5

Monday, February 18, 2008

Study shows Library returns $3.34 in value for every $1 spent

A study at San Francisco Public Library shows that, for every $1 spent on the Library, $3.34 in value is returned. How does this happen? The Library contributes to the health and vitality of the city through education, early literacy, economic and workforce development, strengthening the community, enhancing the image and identity of the city, personal learning and recreation. The same can, most likely, be said about the Pacific Grove Public Library. See the study at