Some public libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area are safe for reading, but others may be too.
Here’s a look at what’s in store for the next year.1.
Oakland Public LibraryA library system with a reputation for safety is a welcome one, said Elizabeth A. Miller, chairwoman of the board of trustees for the Oakland Public Libraries.
The city is home to more than 6 million people, and its population is growing rapidly.
Its population is about 35 percent larger than the national average, and roughly 50 percent of its residents are children, according to the Oakland Unified School District.2.
San Francisco Public LibraryThis branch of the public library in San Francisco is one of the most well-known in the country.
It is also one of its most crowded.
It holds more than 700,000 students, according the American Library Association.3.
Santa Cruz Public LibraryIt has been a major target of vandalism and theft since the late 1980s, when it was under the direction of former San Francisco mayor Dianne Feinstein.
In 2010, a series of burglaries and thefts occurred there, and in 2016, police said they were investigating at least four more.4.
Northridge Public LibraryThere are two branches of the Santa Cruz Library, one in Santa Clara County and the other in Northridge, California.
Both are in North County, according a statement from the library.5.
Los Angeles Public LibraryThe Los Angeles public library is a great public library.
But when it comes to keeping students safe, the Los Angeles Unified School district is no stranger to safety concerns.
Its district is the city’s largest, and has a reputation as a place for safety and security.
The district has more than 400,000 people.6.
Alameda County Public LibraryAt its peak, Alameda’s library system had about 4,000 employees.
In 2020, it was down to about 3,000.
Its staff was down about 20 percent from 2010, according Alameda Unified.7.
Santa Clara Public LibraryOne of the more popular and widely-traveled libraries in California, Santa Clara is a major center for libraries in a region that has seen a dramatic decline in the number of library branches.
Alucas population has fallen by about 7 percent since the 1990s.8.
Sacramento Public LibraryAn important part of the San Joaquin Valley’s economy, Sacramento is home the largest number of libraries in North America.
The library system’s annual revenues reached nearly $3 billion in 2019, according government data.9.
Santa Monica Public LibraryAlthough it’s a popular tourist destination, Santa Monica is one the most dangerous places to visit in the U.S. The region has seen numerous high-profile crimes and bombings.
The last was in November of 2017, when an attacker detonated a pressure cooker bomb at the popular Beverly Hilton Hotel.10.
Santa Rosa Public LibraryMore than 5,000 schools are located in the region, and the number is expected to double over the next decade.
The Santa Rosa Unified School System has a population of about 3 million people.11.
San Diego Public LibraryFor the past three years, the San Diego Unified School system has been under the oversight of the Board of Supervisors.
In 2018, the school district had about 8,000 teachers and staff, and more than 20,000 student volunteers.12.
Santa Barbara Public LibraryAfter years of cuts, a recent $2.3 billion budget deal is a huge step forward for the district.
The new budget is expected, among other things, to help libraries across the country provide free reading materials.13.
Santa Maria Public LibraryIts mission statement is “to foster understanding and connect the minds and hearts of children, families, and educators.”
And it’s doing just that.
Its library service program is one that makes a big difference.14.
Santa Clarita Public LibraryStudents can learn how to code, write code, and make computer games at the Santa Claritas Public Library.
This branch also serves about 5,700 children, many of whom are disabled.15.
Los Gatos Public LibrarySchools in Los Gatus County are not the safest places to be, but they are the most populous.
The county has nearly 13 million people and has the largest school district in the state.
The Los Gatuses public library has more students than any other school system in the county.16.
Oakland County Public SchoolThe Oakland Unified school district is one California county that does not have a district library.
Its branch has more people than any district in California.17.
Orange County Public LibrariesIn Orange County, schools have been designated “safety-first” districts since the 1970s.
These include schools in the cities of San Jose, Santa Ana and Anaheim, as well as other schools in Central Florida.
The Orange County library system is a good example of what this means.18.
Sacramento County Public libraryThe Sacramento Unified school system is one area that has been the target of some vandalism, but this year, a major renovation