Thursday, July 29, 2010
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library projects a $7.3 million deficit by 2014
Link to July 25 Indianapolis Star article, "Too many losses on the books".
Excerpt: The fine line between luxury and necessity becomes starkly visible to anyone who arrives at his or her favorite library branch to discover -- oops -- that it now closes at 6 p.m. instead of 8, or no longer is open on Sundays.
The new recommendation from the mayor's High Performance Government Team to reduce hours and perhaps close branches on a rotating basis would, if adopted by the library board, continue an already painful austerity trend necessitated by reduced revenues in the face of growing demand.
Library board sez no branch closings in 2011. (7/15/2010)
Library supporters question Pacers deal. (7/15/2010)
High performance government team report. (7/11/2010)
Library board delays decision on libraries. (6/5/2010)
Another big turnout for libraries. (5/13/2010)
Mayor vows to keep library branches open. (5/12/2010)
Residents speak up for their libraries. (5/11/2010)
The neighborhood library as refuge. (5/2/2010)
Indianapolis Star editorial board keeps library funding issue front and center. (4/25/2010)
Efficiency experts look for ways to keep branch libraries open. (4/23/2010)
More than 1400 sign petition to keep Glendale branch open. (4/20/2010)
Editorial: Find resources for library. (4/19/2010)
What's in store for Indianapolis-area libraries? (4/17/2010)
Indiana Pacers bailout talks continue. (4/16/2010)
Look what's at the top of Indianapolis's to-do list. (4/14/2010)
A Challenge to Indianapolis-Marion County: Stand Up for Libraries. (4/13/2010)
Library rally caps? Get real, sez IndyStar editorial. (4/12/2010)
Will Indianapolis rally for its libraries? (4/12/2010)
Library considers branch closings. (4/9/2010)