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City Manager's Newsletter
Updates and news from the City of Livermore                            04/15/2013
 
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  In This Issue
 dot1.png  Message from Marc Roberts
 dot1.png  Library Director Retires
 dot1.png  Civic Center Library
 dot1.png  Springtown Library
 dot1.png  Rincon Library

 

The end of an era..... Library Director Susan Gallinger retires on Monday, April 15th after 28 years of service.  Since 1985, Susan's energy and enthusiasm have been the driving forces behind our much loved library.  With Susan's departure, the City loses extensive organizational and community knowledge -- assets she tapped to grow and enhance the City's library services.  Her keen artistic eye and curiosity about technology also contributed to beautiful buildings, connectivity between the library and the arts, and cutting-edge services. Thank you, Susan, and enjoy a well-deserved retirement!  -- Marc   citymanager@cityoflivermore.net


 

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Library Director Retires-- Livermore's population was only 45,000 when Susan Gallinger became Library Director in 1985.  Through her leadership, the Library expanded and modernized  to better meet the needs of residents in a quickly changing world.  Two branch libraries were established, and the popular Summer Reading Game launched.  Last year alone, over 800 youth became "super readers"!.  Free computer use, an online catalog, and self-service checkout illustrate the high-tech advantages Livermore residents enjoy, and the stunning Civic Center Library continues to generate community pride.


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Civic Center Library-- This architectural showpiece opened in 2004, and is one of Susan Gallinger's most important achievements as Library Director.  Mayor John Marchand called the Civic Center Library the "crown jewel of libraries in the Tri-Valley area."  Public art is plentiful such as the world famous mosaic near the front entrance.  Collections and programs serve children, teens and adults alike.  Residents can grab a beverage at Tommie's, and relax with a print or e-book.  Or enjoy a musical event, a storytime, an author talk, or their local book club meeting...it's Livermore's living room.


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Springtown Library -- Did you know that the Springtown Library was once a convenience store?  Situated near the popular duck pond, the Springtown branch opened in 1986 to provide library services to residents farthest away from the Civic Center Library site.  That goal continues today with the Branch's new Easy Access operations.  Eligible library card holders obtain a keycard to gain access when it is not staffed.  Library users can then borrow and return books, DVDs, and more.


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Rincon Library --The Rincon Branch evolved from summer services held in 12 X 12 feet construction boxes in underserved areas of the City in the late 1980's.  The branch, in May Nissen Park, has served a very diverse and unique community in the western part of the City since opening in 1992.  Bilingual storytimes occur on Friday mornings, and free legal help, from the Alameda County Bar Association, is available each month. Free public computers are also available.   Want to see round book shelves?  Then Rincon is the place to come....another unique feature of this neighborhood treasure.

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