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Remodeled Menlo Park library debuts

Original post made on Jun 20, 2012

A small crowd waited, books in arm, for the main Menlo Park library to re-open on Tuesday (June 19).

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3:52 PM

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Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

Thank you Menlo Park for all the updates to our library!!

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Posted by Norman
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I was at the library yesterday. No improvement visible. The lobby looks bare and less inviting than before. The old scanning devices worked perfectly. $237,000 was wasted.

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Posted by Retired Librarian
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wonder if the "self check in machine" planned for the future will pay for itself within 5 years? Ten? Given the rise of e-books, it seems physical materials will not be going round as often and that purchase needs to be re-visited.

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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Norman: "$237,000 was wasted"

Please tell me that you added an extra zero in there by mistake.

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Posted by Read the article before commenting!
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

The construction for the remodel cost $90,000, which included carpet, furniture, and renovation to move the book slot, and probably other items.

The RFID technology was allocated separately at $147,000. RFID tags were installed in 80,000 items. More secure to prevent theft, allows for much faster checkout.

Any change costs substantial money. Seems like a good investment to me!

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