CTN remembers whining, “When will the library reopen?” “How come I have to go to Mar Vista to pick up a book?” “Why is this the last library to open after Covid?”
The Palisades Library has reopened, and the new carpeting and the lighting are spectacular.
Friends of the Palisades Library will host a celebration at the library, 861 Alma Real Drive, with an event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.
The library was closed for nearly two years – first because of the pandemic and then in October 2020, a fire caused substantial damage to the roof.
Thanks to quick action by firefighters from Palisades Station 69, damage to books was limited to a small area. Firefighters and the firetruck will be at the library from noon to 1 p.m., so residents can stop by and thank them.
While there, admire the work of the talented photographers from Palisades High School’s teacher Rick Steil’s AP photography class.
Participate in the trivia contest, enjoy refreshments, and look for more information about upcoming library programs.
If you plan to travel, also visit the mini bookstore at the back of the library to purchase a book. There are paperbacks and hard covers, and they are “dirt cheap.” Before this editor’s last trip, I picked up three novels for less than $5. Proceeds from the sale of the gently used, donated books go towards Library programs and materials (especially new books).
Take time to speak to members of the Friends of the Library who are hosting the event. They are always looking for and welcome new members (visit: friendsofpalilibrary.org).