Excerpt: Budget cuts prompted by lower state aid will mean no Sunday hours at most branches, employee pay cuts and reduced services at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Among the reduced services:
- 1988-level materials budget
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours of operation on Friday and Saturday at all locations.
Just to provide some perspective, only 2 public libraries in Wisconsin (Milwaukee and Madison) had a total 2008 income greater than $8,500,000.