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San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More branches likely to open, expand services soon if COVID-19 trends stay positive

Patrons at the San Diego Central Library partake in the Computers in the Courtyard program in January.
(Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

By David Garrick, March 28, 2021 5 AM PT

SAN DIEGO — Borrowing at San Diego’s city libraries is down more than 50 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic as residents transitioned to a world dominated by curbside checkouts, electronic books and branches where browsing is not allowed.

Circulation plummeted even farther, about 90 percent, last April and May, but it bounced back to roughly half pre-pandemic levels when curbside checkouts began last summer and a dozen library branches partially reopened last fall.

Source: San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Best Books on Grief: In Time of Loss, Go to the Literature | Book Riot

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Minerva Laveaga Luna, Mar 19, 2021

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When I was young, I would hear people say one of the worst pains a human could experience was childbirth. I think of the hours of labor before my son was born and conclude that the pain of grief is worse.

When I was experiencing contractions, I could point to a part of my body and say, “Here. Take the pain away from here.” The anesthesiologist showed up on the 20th hour (I was trying to go without an epidural but didn’t make it).

The medicine went in, and the pain was gone, for the most part.

There is no place to point at with grief. It is an ache that drenches you completely, makes your limbs and your head heavy, too heavy to carry.

And the sting of grief does not end; it sleeps, gets quiet enough to forget about it from time to time, until it resurfaces with a song, an intersection, a park, a dream, or a corner of your house you forgot to look at with eyes from the past.

Source: https://bookriot.com/best-books-on-grief/

Home Prices: How To See If They Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live : NPR

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

In much of the U.S., the housing crash hangover lingers. New tabulation of home price data lets you zoom in on hundreds of metro areas and counties around the country.

Source: Home Prices: How To See If They Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live : NPR