In the Media May 9, 2024

Libraries navigate the next chapter

Misty Jones and Patrick Stewart interviewed by KPBS Midday Edition

Earlier this month, Mayor Todd Gloria announced his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. It includes budget cuts to the city’s 36 library branches. While none of them would close and ours wouldn’t be cut. Library advocates still say losing that funding would threaten programs and services. The budget is now in the public review phase, with the City council making final decisions on the budget in mid-June. Patrick Stewart, CEO of the Library Foundation SD, joined Midday Edition host Jade Heinemann to talk more about how the proposed cuts could impact our local libraries. The director of the San Diego Public Library, Misty Jones, also talked about the challenges the library is facing.