Detroit libraries face cash crisis. (Detroit News, 2/1/2011)
Among "all options" being considered:
- Close some branches
- Lay off 20% of staff
- Cut pay of remaining staff by 10% (Union employees received a 6% increase in 2010.)
The potential cuts are bad news to Chris Powers, a self-described "library person" who visited the Parkman Branch on Oakman on Monday.
"This is the only access some people have to computers," said Powers. "It's a good resource."