Tuesday, July 30, 2013

And Throw in a Few Little Free Libraries for Good Measure

Six of 22 Miami-Dade libraries could be saved from chopping block. (Miami Herald, 7/30/2013)

Excerpt: The library department faces a $20 million shortfall, he [Mayor Carlos Gimenez] noted, and must continue its shift from focusing on hard-copy books to providing access to materials available in electronic format. There are more than 2,700 desktop and laptop computers in the county’s libraries, according to the mayor’s memo. 

With some libraries closing, county parks could perhaps offer Internet access, he added. Administrators are planning to open 11 “community connection labs” across Miami-Dade, which they will map with consideration of existing library locations, looking for any service gaps.

Save the Miami-Dade Public Libraries.

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