Friday, October 26, 2012
Adjustment to Services to Save $300,000 @ the Milwaukee Public Library
Central Library to trim hours; branches limit librarian service. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/24/2012)
From October through April, the Central library is open 61 hours per week. After Christmas, the West Wisconsin Avenue facility will open at noon instead of 9 a.m., reducing the total weekly hours of operation to 58.
The other change involves six branches: Bay View, East, Villard Square, Washington Park, Zablocki and Center Street. Librarians will not be available to provide assistance until noon at these locations.
Year-to-date @ all MPL locations
Visits up 14%
Circulation up 8%
Year-to-date at new Villard Square Branch
Visits up 75%
Circulation up 95%