Fullerton’s Hunt Branch: When Did Libraries Become Expendable?

Fullerton Rag


A perfectly good library for children. Instead, books will be stored away for two years while a church uses the library for office space.

Leasing out the Hunt Branch of the Fullerton Public Library is back on the City Council agenda for Tuesday, October 15. The Library Board of Trustees authorized the temporary closing of the Hunt earlier this year in response to reports of unsafe conditions surrounding the facility. It has never reopened. The City Council eventually adopted an annual budget with no funds dedicated to operating the Hunt, and instead approved the concept of leasing the facility to neighboring Grace Ministries International (GMI) while the Library Board, and everyone else, explored ways to reopen it two years later with improved access and service…

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