Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cuts at Ohio's Troy-Miami County Public Library

Link to July 16 Dayton Daily News article, "Troy public library reduces services, cuts staffers".

Excerpt: Hoping to keep up with funding cuts, the Troy-Miami County Public Library is laying off six staff members, reducing hours for most others, parking its bookmobile, increasing fines and closing the main library and a branch one day per week.

Bookmobile services were eliminated beginning Monday, July 13, to save around $80,000 through the end of this calendar year, Rachelle Miller, library director, said. The bookmobile has been a library service since 1939.

Miller said the cuts, the second this year, result from proposed funding reductions at the state level plus the current financial situation overall.

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