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For all your Moving and Storage Needs Established 1918 (805) 963-4493 • (805) 684-4000 1222 Cravens Lane, Carpinteria, California 93013 www.hazelwoodallied.com H AZELWOOD LLIED V AN L INES M C C ANN M INI -S TORAGE Frances Burns Linn Honored in the California Library Hall of Fame COURTESY SANTA BARBARA LIBRARY / EDSON SMITH PHOTO COLLECTION After she helped the county and state establish Montecito and other library branches, Frances Burns Linn solicited the Carnegie Grant that helped the city of Santa Barbara build a new downtown library, which opened in 1917. When the 1925 earthquake damaged the building, Linn fast-tracked the repair process and moved books into a barn at Sola and Chapala streets, owned by wealthy Montecito resident George Knapp. The library reopened in fall 1926. Linn served as the head librarian until 1943. On November 10, 2018, Frances Burns Linn will be inducted into the California Library Hall of Fame. Her philosophy of the library as a great equalizer and community hub, as stated earlier, is as relevant today as it was then. The Montecito Library serves as a shining example of her visionary goals. Above – Frances Burns Linn helped create the famed orange signs that signaled a library branch site in communities throughout California. Right – Frances Burns Linn breaks ground for the new downtown Santa Barbara main library building at a ceremony on September 25, 1916. MontecitoMag.com 37