Monday, August 23, 2010

Felton Branch of Santa Cruz Public Libraries Open Just 8 Hours Per Week

What about the other branch locations? Retiring Guy wonders.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries has a geographically large service area.

The hours of operation grid.

Link to August 10 Santa Cruz News article, "Santa Cruz libraries not out of the red yet".

Excerpt: Cuts to public libraries are taking their toll on the system. Libraries across the Santa Cruz County system (which excludes Watsonville) are reporting a 26 percent decline in the number of people they are serving now that hours have been reduced. At the same time, they are also experiencing a 40 percent increase in the number of people who use the libraries when they are open.

In other words, the total number of library visits is down 26%, but library visits per hour are up 40%.  At least that's how Retiring Guy translates the above paragraph.

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