Link to July 20 Los Angeles Times article, "L.A.'s city libraries eliminate Sunday and Monday hours".
Excerpt: Libraries throughout Los Angeles were shuttered Monday as service cuts made in response to the city's budget woes took effect.
The Los Angeles Public Library system dropped to a five-day-a-week schedule, with doors closed Sunday and Monday. The system includes the Central Library downtown, eight regional libraries and 64 branches.
The reduced schedule comes after the city cut $22 million and 328 full-time positions from this year's library budget.
Many of the jobs eliminated were vacant or early-retirement positions, but the library system also sent layoff notices to more than 100 employees three weeks ago, library spokesman Peter Persic said. Those laid off included 20 full-time librarians.
The move to a five-day week, which library system commissioners approved June 10 in response to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed budget cuts, was the third reduction in library service hours since December.
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