There's a nice article about the B'game library renewal that is being planned as we speak in today's Daily Journal. I've seen some of the preparation first hand as the library has decommissioned some extra copies of cool stuff and donated it to the Historical Society to help it raise funds. Being a Craigslist kind of guy, the Society asked me to post a test book for sale there. If you search on "Burlingame City Directory - 1942 edition" you too can own a great bit of B'game history. The plans for the library include
an expanded teen room, a café and a used bookstore in the main level. A technology lab and several new study rooms are also in line to be added in the lower level. The upper level will feature conference rooms for community and business uses. Each of these levels will also have updated computers and LCD screens to accommodate the community’s needs.
Everytime I go to the library it's pretty full so these updates give me a sense that the usage will continue. This is great stuff if we can get from $445K to the $1M that is needed.