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L.B. Stands for Long Beach and Losing Books

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If it wasn't enough for Long Beach to lose Acres of Books, the city is facing a $16.9 million budget deficit and one of the better-known victims of that may be their Main Library. To help ease that closure is "extending hours at 11 branch libraries and opening a downtown satellite location," says the Long Beach Press-Telegram. They report the closure will not go without a fight. However, in an earlier report, it was said that the library "would be unsafe in an earthquake, needs $10 million in roof and pipe repairs and is expensive to heat and cool because of its aging, inefficient design."