The flagship branch on 14th Street is in disrepair and half the size it should be, officials say. A new library in West Oakland is also being studied.
18-year-old Nadia Elbgal will represent the city and give voice to her community through poetry and public appearances.
Measure C would extend a parcel tax that currently provides the city’s library system with $18 million annually, or 40% of its budget.
People who rely on the lift haven’t been able to easily access the 2nd floor for 3 months. Global supply chain issues and the cost of repairs are to blame.
Dorothy Lazard bids farewell this week after two decades on the job, but she’ll keep working in other ways to preserve Oakland’s history.