For neighborhood creativity, check out the Lyon Lending Library in Bird Rock
By Jane Wheeler
Resident, local artist
Bird Rock residents Lex Land Ana Lyon took a trip to Portland, Oregon and came back with a creative idea for the Bird Rock neighborhood: The Lyon Lending Library. If you take a stroll down the 5700 block of Beaumont Avenue, you will pass by a handcrafted wooden hutch on stilts housing a mini lending library. Lex and Ana started out in November putting their own books in the hutch, and now the number of books has increased and usage is up at least tenfold.
Lex has always been a reader, and loves to read a good hardcover book in his big leather chair in front of the fireplace, versus on an electronic device. Little children ride by on their scooters and stop to check out the books. Even the painters working on the house across the street have added to the library.
The library has a variety of all genres of books including bestsellers, women’s and men’s books, business titles, children’s, classics, and even a few books signed by the authors! Lex regularly visits Warwicks to purchase more hardcover books because he has always “just liked the way they feel.”
Thank you Lex and Ana for adding to the charm and neighborhood vibe of Bird Rock.
Library app not quite here
In the May 30 article about the La Jolla Library, there was mention of an app that can be used but, unfortunately, that is for the San Diego County Library system, not ours — yet!
The good news is that when the new Central Library opens on Sept. 28, the entire San Diego Public Library System (of which we are a part) will have virtually the same new app.
Further good (or bad?) news is that no one has come in or called to ask about it!
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