Thursday, July 15, 2010

Indianapolis-Marion County Library Board Sez No Branch Closings in 2011

 Link to July 15 Indianapolis Star article.

Excerpt:   The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library will not close any of its branches in 2011, the library board announced tonight.

The board voted for a one-year extension of the Brightwood branch's lease, and has already approved the same extension for the Glendale branch, which were both in danger of closing next year.

The board also announced a long string of other cuts, which president Tom Shevlot said would "provide a Band-Aid" for the next year and give the library an opportunity to seek out long-term solutions for a sustainable library system. In total, the cuts would save about $2.5 million

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