Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 | Homeless-hating Charles Kratz goes into orbit whenever he sees the words “San Diego Central Library” but he doesn’t read very carefully.

My letter said: our Central Library’s special collections and current exhibition of Edward Curtis’ Native American photographs are a perfect example of what makes a central library different from its branches; that a modern central library is a unique cultural resource for every big city; that San Diego deserves a modern central library. No mention of domes or other debatable architectural features.

No mention either of specific cities with modern central libraries, but I was thinking about Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

Once more into the breach. In 2007 people (Mr. Kratz excepted) can give to the capital campaign for rebuilding San Diego’s Central Library by sending a check to:

San Diego Public Library Foundation,

Main Library Development,

Attn. Kathy Boskoff

820 E. Street

San Diego 92101

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