Friday, March 26, 2010

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library announces new hours for branches

Link to March 26 Charlotte Observer.

Excerpt:   Earlier this week, library trustees agreed to cut hours at the branches – instead closing 12 branches entirely – to help the system deal with a loss of $2 million in county money for the remaining months of this budget year. Trustees also approved layoffs of no more than 84 library employees, sharp reductions in services and programs and salary cuts of as much as 20 percent.

Not all branches will be on the same schedule. Most locations will be open five days per week, while the Main Library and ImaginOn will be open for six. All but one branch – the CheckIt Outlet in uptown – will be open for at least one day during the weekend.

Related articles:
Library Board applies a Band-Aid to its bleeding system.  (3/25/2010)
Follow-up on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board vote.  (3/25/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board votes to keep all branches open.  (3/24/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board presented with 2 budget-cutting alternatives.  (3/24/2010)
More and bigger cuts looming on horizon. (3/23/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System Rethinks Closings. (3/22/2010)
A New Day is Dawning in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. (3/21/2010)

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