Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chesaning Public Library: "We've had to cut and cut and cut...."

Link to June 18 Saginaw News article, "Chesaning Public Library forced to cut staff in half after abrupt budget woes".

Excerpt: The Chesaning Public Library will begin making cuts to services and staff at the end of the month after an abrupt change in expected funding.

The library, 227 E. Broad in Chesaning, will lose three members of its six-person staff — the departing workers have a combined 85 years of service to the library. The library no longer will offer its Dial-A-Story service for children, and it will close every Wednesday for the remainder of the summer effective July 1, said Director Erin Schmandt.

“We’ve had to cut and cut and cut our budget for the last three years,” she said. “We had to cut staff. There was nowhere else to go.

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