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Photograph caption dated August 26, 1961 reads, "Nine-year old Rodney Simmons, 11417 Eldridge Ave., Lakeview Terrace, holds his library card and gets to take out the first book from the new $228,000 library at 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. Assisting is Mrs. Robert Miller, 15404 Roxford St., Sylmar, librarian, and looking on are Everett Burkhalter, left, 1st District Councilman, and Harold L. Hamill, 3600 Mound View Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles city librarian. Dedication of the 201,054-book library marks the half-way point in the city's library construction program started in 1957 under a $6,400,000 bond issue, said Hamill."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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