Yorba Linda History

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View the documentMany folks use local library
Yorba Linda Star July 19 1922 page 1
View the documentSecure site for new library, review growth of institution
Yorba Linda Star January 11 1924 page 1
View the documentLibrary board buys lots for future site
Yorba Linda Star February 15 1924 page 1
View the documentAll Yorba Linda is proud of library
Yorba Linda Star May 9 1924 page 1
View the documentCommunity asset in Yorba Linda library
Yorba Linda Star November 6 1924 page 1
View the documentStory hour at the public library
Yorba Linda Star March 19 1926 page 1
View the documentHow do you use your library?
Yorba Linda Star January 27 1928 page 1
View the documentGroup formed to curb flaming youth
Yorba Linda Star February 22 1929 page 1
View the documentYorba Linda Library giving more service on less money
Yorba Linda Star February 16 1934 page 1
View the documentPlan `painless' new library in community
Yorba Linda Star August 16 1935 page 1
View the documentCall library bond election for Oct. 2
Yorba Linda Star September 13 1935 page 1
View the documentLibrary bond sale to be contingent on federal grant
Yorba Linda Star September 20 1935 page 1
View the documentLibrary bonds carry by small vote margin
Yorba Linda Star October 4 1935 page 1
View the documentLack of money causes library plan to shrink
Yorba Linda Star January 3 1936 page 1
View the documentLibrary plans definitely `out' Chapman says
Yorba Linda Star February 7 1936 page 1
View the documentYorba Linda Library plays big role in town's culture
Yorba Linda Star October 17 1947 page 1
View the documentChamber of Commerce hears appeal for new library building
Yorba Linda Star May 2 1957 page 1
View the documentNew library plans on display as project gains headway
Yorba Linda Star May 29 1958 page 1
View the documentYorba Linda Casts Enthusiastic vote for new $80,000 library
1958 page 1
View the documentLibrary bonds to go to voters July 8
Yorba Linda Star June 19 1958 page 1
View the documentLibrary will open its doors this afternoon
by March Butz,
Yorba Linda Star December 10 1959 page 1
View the documentLarge group attends impressive ceremony
Yorba Linda Star February 11 1960 page 1
View the documentMarch Butz to retire as local librarian
Yorba Linda Star June 15 1961 page 1
View the documentLibrary starts new checkout card system
Yorba Linda Star September 11 1963 page 1
View the documentBond election set by library board
Yorba Linda Star May 5 1965 page 1
View the documentLibrary bond issue approved
Yorba Linda Star June 9 1965 page 1
View the documentLibrary expansion plans discussed
Yorba Linda Star March 6 1968 page 2
View the documentTrustees seek $585,000 bond issue to enlarge library
Yorba Linda Star September 10 1969 page 1
View the documentLibrarian upholds proposed expansion
by Katherine Citizen,
Yorba Linda Star October 29 1969 page 1
View the document$585,000 library bond issue wins: incumbents re-elected
Yorba Linda Star November 12 1969 page 1
View the documentLibrary bond sale okayed by supervisors
Yorba Linda Star February 4 1970 page 1
View the documentOpen house at library Sunday
by Val Lucas,
Yorba Linda Star June 23 1971 page 1
View the documentHundreds Attend Library Opening
by Val Lucas,
Yorba Linda Star June 30 1971 section 2 page 1
View the documentLibrary cuts staff and hours to handle budget reduction
by Gisela Meier,
Yorba Linda Star June 17 1978 page 1
View the documentComputers bring library into the modern age
Yorba Linda Star February 17 1982 page 1
View the documentLibrary to undergo renovation
by Bruce Bailey,
Yorba Linda Star June 22 1989 page 1
View the documentLibrary set for opening
by Bruce Bailey,
Yorba Linda Star May 28 1992 page 1
View the documentNew computers to provide limited Internet access
by Heather McRae,
Yorba Linda Star April 16 1998 page 1
View the documentThat's what `friends' are for
by Heather McRea,
Yorba Linda Star April 16 1998 page 6
View the documentCouncil delays library project
by Shoba Spencer,
Yorba Linda Star September 23 2004 page 1-2

Library expansion plans discussed

Yorba Linda Star March 6 1968 page 2   Open this page in a new window

Discussion of the proposed expansion of the Yorba Linda District Library was held Thursday night in a joint meeting between the library board and staff and representatives from community organizations.

Harold Van Patten, president of the library board, showed the group preliminary plans of a 17,425 square foot, three-story addition to the present facility.

After a group seeking a community center for Yorba Linda folded several years ago, several organizations approached Mrs. Ted Citizen, librarian, about building a community room as part of an addition to the library.

The board authorized investigation of a proposed expansion of the present library facilities, with a community room as one floor of the proposed addition.

Van Patten showed the group preliminary drawings of architect Charles Wickett, Fullerton. The first floor, or community room, has a general meeting room, kitchen and restrooms.

The large meeting room is shown in 57 by 24 foot dimensions, with a hallway leading to two small meeting rooms—each 24 by 25 feet—and two conference rooms, 24 by 18 feet. Partitions could be moved for a giant assembly room of nearly 4,000 square feet.

Second floor of the proposed building, which would adjoin the present building at the same level, contains a quiet study area. A reference reading area, stacks, storage for audio visual material and periodicals, work room and rest rooms are part of the proposed second story.

On the third floor would be a children's library, with story area, storage and work rooms, an office and lounge seating.

Van Patten told the group land for the addition is owned by the library. The vacant parcel adjacent to the library on Olinda St. was purchased three years ago for $30,000, after appraisal by the county. The library has an option at $30,000 on property which now houses the next -door real estate office. Each parcel—the one owned by the library district and the one optioned—is 75 by 125 feet.

Cost of building the facility will be about $20 per square foot, Van Patten estimated, for a $348,000 building cost. The library's present 6,000 square foot building cost $13 per square foot to build. Square footage cost includes furniture.

The library board president estimated $4000,000 to acquire additional land and build the proposed addition. Since the Yorba Linda Library District belongs to a cooperative library system, the state will advance $1 for building for every $2 generated at the local level.

That would mean $266,000 would have to be raised locally, Van Patten said. At present, local taxpayers are paying 3.1 cents per $100 assessed valuation for bond retirement. He estimated a new building would cost a maximum of 10 cents in new bonds, or about $9 a year for the average Yorba Linda homeowner.

However, Van Patten pointed out that the picture could be changed if new areas annex to the library district. Proposed annexations would increase the size of the district by 25 per cent.

Robert Mitchell, who was present at the meeting, questioned that Lemon Dr. location was the proper place for Yorba Linda's library. He suggested selling the present facility and building a new one where property is less expensive, mentioning a site on Lakeview Ave.

Mrs. Citizen pointed out the present library is central and accessible. It is within walking distance of three schools, she said.

Those attending the meeting were trustees Van Patten, Patricia Shook, Gladys Goss, Stan Ireland and John Hyma; Mrs. Citizen, Whit Cromwell, Mary Kay King, Vivian Malits, William Keating, Doris Knauft, Claudia Wright, Maxine Middleton, Robert Mitchell, Dorothy Mitchell and Bill Carter.

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