City Libraries Say Cuts Will Mean Closings and Layoffs

NYT – “t is something of an annual budget ritual: Public libraries, always among the first city services to be threatened with substantial cuts in financing, are forced to face the abyss, only to be saved in the end, in whole or significant part. But this year, if the cuts to New York’s library systems come close to what is proposed in the mayor’s budget, a vital network of services could be devastated, library officials and employees say, affecting far more than just the hours that people can take out books.”

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