Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ohio Public Libraries: Painful Adjustments to Loss of State Aid

Link to July29 article in The Gazette of Medina County, "Libraries across county forced to cut back".

The following cuts are enumerated:

Medina County District Library

  • Budget cut by nearly $300,000 for rest of year.
  • Reduced hours at Buckeye, Seville and Highland branches.
  • Layoffs and hour reductions for employees.

Wadsworth Public Library

  • Budget cut by nearly $400,000 for rest of the year.
  • Reduced hours starting Sept. 1 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday (2 hours less), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (2 hours less) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday (four hours less).
  • Elimination of bookmobiles, possible layoffs and lower materials budget.

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