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%

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