Friday, June 27, 2008

Library Hours Reduced, Again...

Due to budget cuts, the Library's hours will be reduced beginning July 1st.

In March, Library hours were reduced from 52 to 40 hours a week, due to staff attrition and a hiring freeze. In July the hours will be further cut back to 31 hours a week.

The new schedule, effective Tuesday, July 1st is:
Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday noon - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday noon - 5 pm
Saturday noon - 5 pm

Originally, the City's 2008-2009 Budget indicated that Library hours would be cut to 20-25 hours a week. It is only due to the generous Clausen bequest that the hours have been extended to 31 hours a week.

It is not yet known if the successful passage of Measure U will result in additional Library hours.

2 comments:

Chris Freeman said...

Well, I'm not a resident of Pacific Grove but I am a public librarian and I love visiting the Peninsula (I've been to your library several times) so I am sorry to hear of your situation. Best of luck in the future!

smurphy said...

Dear Pam--I am sorry to read of your library's financial woes and hope that things are looking up now. It would be great to be back in touch with you. Feel free to email me at smurphy@care-manager.com. Take care, Susy Elder Murphy