Thursday, February 21, 2008

Library Budget Cut 50%

The library's budget was cut 50% at the city council meeting held 2/20. The cut will be implemented with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008. The Library general fund budget will shrink from $961,000 to $480,000. Since the majority of this money funds personnel, there will be layoffs and downsizing of the library's services and programs. To prepare for this cut and manage with a vacant librarian position, the library is reducing open hours from 52 to 40 hours/week effective March 3, 2008. The new schedule will be:
Monday 1-5
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 1-5

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Bookmark this blog! It is a great way to keep up with what is happening at the library.