This Saturday, March 28, there will be a community celebration for the renaming of the Bayview Branch Library from 11am – 2pm to celebrate Linda Brooks-Burton, a local hero, longtime Bayview Brand librarian and tireless community champion. Local leaders and the community will enjoy music, dance, food and fun.
Linda passed away on Sept. 19, 2013 and to honor her memory the Library Commission voted unanimously to rename the library in her honor, Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library.
As an advocate for the needs of the community and serving as a role model to Bayview youth, Linda played a significant role in the community. She was the Managing Librarian at the Bayview Branch Library for 15 years before being promoted to District Manager, working for the SF Public Library for 30 years.
Other community projects Linda was involved in includes the Bayview Hunters Point Oral History Project (BVHP), she co-founded the African American History Preservation Project and the Bayview Footprints Network of Community Building Groups and served in the Bayview community boards of Whitney Young Child Development Center and Healing Arts Youth Center.
The campaign to rename the library was supported by many individuals and organizations including RDJ Enterprises, Lennar Urban, San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Library.
The library is located at 5075 3rd St. (at Revere). For more information about the event, visit http://www.bayviewfootprints.org/.