Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rockford Public Library's Projected $1.7 Million Deficit

Link to Rockford Register-Star article, "Some library decisions, but not on layoffs".

Excerpt: Reduce library branch hours? Check.

Increase fines and fees? Check.

Present an alternative to laying off 30 Rockford Public Library employees to help balance the budget? That’s still a work in progress.
A month after the Rockford Public Library Board and union officials vowed to work together to find an amenable solution to a projected $1.7 million budget shortfall, both sides said at tonight’s board meeting that talks have been productive and are ongoing.

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