Curbside service is NOT “re-opening the libraries!”

By Marshall Carter-Tripp We are currently being urged to ask for curbside delivery of a book, to show our interest and support for the libraries. Let’s consider what this might mean.  People with inadequate access to the internet, in many poor neighborhoods of El Paso, are unable to locate books and order them.  And if… Read More Curbside service is NOT “re-opening the libraries!”

To Whomever It May Concern, and I hope it concerns you all!

By Vona Van Cleef I am writing, once again, about what seems to be the City’s policy of cutting corners on El Paso’s cultural amenities and educational opportunities. For what? Spray parks? This seems a bit frivolous, doesn’t it, when libraries and museums are closed for want of funds? The latest assault on culture and… Read More To Whomever It May Concern, and I hope it concerns you all!

We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed

This letter was sent to Mayor Oscar Leeser and our eight El Paso City Council Representatives By Gretchen Trominski We, supporters and volunteers of the eight active Friends of the El Paso Public Library groups on behalf of the furloughed employees of the city’s Library Department, are seeking your  action. As the city continues to… Read More We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed

Opinion Editorial: The City of El Paso, the El Paso Public Library’s Main Library Downtown, and the Dilemma of Inadequate Parking in the Downtown Arts District where the Main Library is Located

By Mark Pumphrey, Updated 11/28/2020 The El Paso Public Library’s Main Library in Downtown El Paso needs to be treated as a part of downtown development, but unfortunately it is not.  In this article, I will tell you that many of its problems concern its parking and the space around it.  I am concerned about… Read More Opinion Editorial: The City of El Paso, the El Paso Public Library’s Main Library Downtown, and the Dilemma of Inadequate Parking in the Downtown Arts District where the Main Library is Located