Good: Not impressed by public libraries in the Bay Area? You have not been to the AMAZINGSan Leandro Main Library.
From the moment you enter you know, this Library is full of life. All the latest books are available. The older book collection is extensive. Children, quiet children, are thriving and studying. The Library has successfully created a community within its walls.
It seems hard to believe considering how small a city San Leandro is. This is SL's jewel. So popular, people outside SL pay to join.. Bad: Do to hard times to hit city budgets, the Library has had to limit its hours on the weekend.
Realistically, it has needed to find other sources of funds and now rents out multiple versions of the latest best sellers. But it always has one copy of each best seller in its free collection, if you are willing to join a waiting list.. Improvements: The Library has clearly been a priority for the city in the past. But San Leandro is strapped for cash.
Eventually, tight city budgets will harm the Library. I hope the Library will start a campaign to become a benefactor from the estates of its citizens, who have received so much from this great institution.. Other: If you don't believe what you read here, stop by. You won't want to leave..