Mark Denzler points out how municipal support is eroding.
- Library’s share of the city property tax has decreased from 0.23 cents to 0.14 cents, almost 40 percent, in last 10 years.
- Library hours at main branch have been cut to 53 from 70 per week.
- 25% reduction in staffing in 2009 alone.
- Book budget cut by 11% ($50,000)
Based on the following hours of operation, I understand why Denzler is calling for consolidating services at the main branch.
326 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Monday through Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday & Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed