Link to March 7 Rockford Register-Star article, "Rockford library staff, patrons settle into changes."
Excerpt: Dawn Lego’s noon deadline to submit assignments for her online accounting class didn’t used to be a problem.
She would get to the Rockford Public Library’s Main Branch at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays to file her homework just in time to meet the class requirement.
But after budgetary issues forced the library to lay off staff and open its doors later, Lego has struggled to meet her deadlines.
Effective Jan. 18, the six library locations decreased their morning hours and even started closing certain days.
“The hours have been changed for a month now and it has been difficult for me,” Lego said. “If the library doesn’t open until noon, my postings usually get in late. On Thursdays, my postings are due and this library is closed on Thursdays.”
Rockford Public Library staggers into 2010. (1/8/2010)]
Rockford library board OKs union contract. (11/17/2009)
Advocating for the Rockford Public Library. (11/12/2009)
Rockford Public Library: "Library cuts coming". (9/15/2009)
Rockford library board delays action on shortfall. (7/21/2009)
More residents check out library to save money. (1/3/2009)
Rockford is Retiring Guy's dad's hometown. Check out 1815 Charles Street when you get the chance.