Yorba Linda Star
Voters of the Yorba Linda library district, a territory considerably larger than the local school district, will go to the polls on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 2nd., to decide whether or not the community should spend $1500 for the purpose of acquiring a new library building worth six or seven thousand.
That's an exaggeration. A breakdown of expenditures planned shows $1500 from the bond issue, $900 from library fund already on hand, and the balance from WPA. And since the $900 is already in hand and long ago came out of the taxpayer's pocket, it can be said with reasonable accuracy that the new library building will cost $1500—provided enough people vote for the bonds.
Plans for the new building call for California adobe frame-stucco construction a t a cost of between five and six thousand dollars, with a patio, plenty of shelf room, a sound-proofed reading room and all the fixins'.
Once build, there'll have to be something spent for furniture too, but not much. Present furniture is very nearly adequate for the new building, it is claimed.
The polling place for the election will be the present library building itself and the polls will open at 1 o'clock in the afternoon ad close at 7 in the evening.
Election officials will be Mrs. Alpha Van Cleave, inspector; and Miss Marsha Vernon and Mrs. Edith Eichler, judges.
The bonds, if authorized, it is stated, can be sold for as little as 4% or under. They will be issued in single units of $500 each, with the maturity dates falling in three, four and five years, respectively.
The three year breathing spell is provided in order that the board may build up an amortization fund. The board hopes to be able to pay off the bonds as they mature without a rise in the present tax rate.
Cost of the new building to the average taxpayer is estimated at twenty five cents per year.
Reasons for the move to construct a new library building are given as follows:
(1) The present building floor space is entirely inadequate to house the library. Recent purchases of books must be stacked on the floor or allowed to remain, still boxed, in storage.
(2) The building now in use is unsafe, according to architects and carpenters. In the event of another severe earthquake it will unquestionably be condemned.
(3) Since the local library must eventually be housed in a new home, why not build it at a time when it will cost each individual less than ever before or ever again?
An application for the WPA project is being prepared and will be submitted immediately in case the bonds are passed.
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