Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jersey City Free Public Library Cuts Hours of Operation

Link to September Jersey Journal article, "Jersey City library is cutting back on hours, with most branches open only two Saturdays through end of year".

Excerpt: The Jersey City Free Public Library is scaling back hours and closing most of its branches on Saturdays due to budget cuts.

Library Director Priscilla Gardner says more service cuts could be in the offing pending possible further layoffs and furloughs, noting that a staff reduction plan submitted to the state Civil Service Commission awaits approval.

The city is expected to provide the library $6 million this year, down from $7.7 million last year

Related articles:
Jersey City residents plead for their library.  (8/26/2010)
More bad news from New Jersey.  (8/9/2010)

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