Friday, October 4, 2013

The Decatur Public Library Tightens Its Belt

As of Sunday, October 13, the library will closed at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday.  Sunday hours are eliminated.

Layoffs, reduced hours help library cover budget shortfall.  (Decatur Herald Review, 10/3/2013)

A total of 6 employees have been laid off since August:  3 professional librarians and union employees.

Related articles:
Decatur Illinois & the double whammy of falling home values and reduced tax revenue.  (6/4/2013)
The Atlanta housing meltdown continues. (2/2/2012)
Housing Prices Continue to Fall in Major U.S. Cities. (1/25/2011)
On the basis of this trend, urban libraries will certainly be tightening their belts again next year.  (12/28/2010)
The property tax domino effect (Atlanta metro area). (12/27/2010)
National League of Cities research brief on America's cities.  (10/7/2010)

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