Thursday, December 16, 2010
Vote to Restore Library Hours and Rehire Staff: Thanking God Again in Wayne Township, Indiana
Link to December 16 Indianapolis Star article, "4 Wayne Township library branches to rehire workers, extend hours".
Excerpt: Four library branches that serve Wayne Township will have longer hours restored and some employees rehired next year due to a temporary infusion of funds.
The Wayne Township Board approved an interlocal agreement with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library that would allow the township to spend $200,000 of its surplus funds to help the Wayne, Eagle, Haughville and West Indianapolis branches.
The Township Board voted 6-1 on Dec. 9 in favor of the agreement.
Township Trustee David Baird, who wasn't re-elected and will leave office at the end of the year, initially suggested last summer the possibility of using township funds to help the libraries.
Baird's reaction to the council's vote: "Thank God, I've got sane people."
Wayne Township's $200,000 for IMCPL: "Thank God it's a nice purpose". (12/8/2010)
Temporary fix (not yet approved ) to keep 4 IMCPL branches open. (11/19/2010)
ICMPL to lay off 37 employees. (11/12/2010)
Cuts in library hours, materials budget. (9/15/2010)
Library announces 26% cut in hours. (9/14/2010)
Indianapolis resident recommends book to local officials. (9/6/2010)
Library board votes to include 'shortfall appeal' option. (9/1/2010)
Library board to consider 'shortfall appeal'. (8/30/2010)
In close vote, library board cuts hours, staff. (8/20/2010)
Library grapples with its sustainable future. (8/16/2010)
Library projects a $7.3 million deficit by 2014. (7/29/2010)
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)