More Community Reach
Although I am pleased that there will be a big Loussac remodel, I find myself torn: I think focusing so much energy and money on the “central library” is sort of missing the point. A city the size of Anchorage should have many library branches, so that the library can truly be part of the community—or really the communities—here. There should be a branch in the southern part of Anchorage, one in Fairview, one downtown, etc. Why not take some of the money and some of the staff and put them where they will be more useful, closer to the patrons?