May 23, 2022

California: “San Bernardino Libraries Get $50K Because of Tragedies”

From the San Bernardino Sun:

California State Librarian Greg Lucas offered $15,000 to the city library system and $25,000 to county libraries because of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack, and another $10,000 to the county system because of July’s Lake Fire.

The one-time funds come through the federal Library Services and Technology Act, wrote Lucas in separate letters to Ed Erjavek, director of the city library system, and Leonard Hernandez, San Bernardino County librarian.

“Events like the Dec. 2 shooting in San Bernardino are so tragic and senseless they seem impossible to accept,” Lucas wrote to Erjavek. “But the loved ones of victims, survivors of the violence and communities as a whole must learn to cope.”


The money supplied by the state librarian also will likely be used to purchase books about processing grief, Erjavek said.

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See Also: Overdrive Donates eBooks to San Bernardino Public Library for its Community (via San Bernardino Public Library)

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