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Samson Dimond Branch Library Closure


Saturday, Dec. 11, is the last day that the Samson Dimond
Branch Library will be open to the public. Funding for the
branch was eliminated from the 2011 municipal budget,
approved by the Assembly on Tuesday.

Samson-Dimond patrons will be able to pick up their holds at
Samson-Dimond through Saturday, Dec. 11, and then at
Loussac beginning Wednesday, Dec. 15. The last day to return
items to the branch is Friday, Dec. 24.

Anchorage Public Library is disappointed that we have to close the
Samson-Dimond Branch, our oldest branch open
since 1977. An estimated 40,000 South Anchorage residents will
now be required to go elsewhere for library services. The branch
materials will be incorporated into other Anchorage Public Library
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