Saturday, August 1, 2009

Portsmouth Public Library: $1 Mil Reduction

Continuing the trek along the Ohio trail of tears.

Link to August 1 Portsmouth Daily News article, "Library Cuts Positions, Hours".

Excerpt: Highlights of the plan approved by the board include:

• Effective Aug. 9, a 5 percent pay cut for nine senior management and administrative staff.

• Eliminate 12 part-time and five full-time positions; six positions have already been eliminated through attrition.

• Effective Aug. 10, reducing open hours at all locations: hours at the main library reduced from 66.5 to 53; Northwest, reduced from 27 to 20; Lucasville, New Boston, South Webster and Wheelersburg libraries from 57 to 24, and the Bookmobile will make stops throughout the county Monday through Thursday.

• The materials budget reduced by 40 percent and eliminate outside programming.

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