St. Paul libraries plan would cut hours, lay off workers, hike late fees

Pioneer Press – “Under pressure from the mayor’s office to shave more than $1 million in expenses, the St. Paul Public Library would reduce hours, increase fees and fines, and lay off workers in a proposed 2012 budget that makes tough choices throughout the city’s library system. Library users would pay 30 cents per day for overdue books instead of a quarter and $1 per day for each overdue DVD. The Highland, Rondo and Sun Ray libraries would absorb the biggest impacts in terms of reduced hours, opening at noon instead of 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and closing at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.”

One Response to “St. Paul libraries plan would cut hours, lay off workers, hike late fees”

  1. Begzsuren
    September 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Greetings to you Mongolia!

    in Ulaanbaatar Public Library, we don’t spend money for library card! Instead of library card, borrowers just type their library ID number /5 digits/ on the keyboard to show their library profile with photo. I sure, it saves a lot cost.

    Maybe, in America and in the World libraries should use another organization’s card to indicate the borrower, yes, we need to think how to decrease some costs.

    Good luck.
    J.Begzsuren
    Social media ID: jbegzsuren

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