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Jacksonville main library may have to close on Saturdays due to budget cuts

“Jacksonville’s Main Library will close on Saturdays beginning in October unless the City Council restores funding in the pending 2013-14 budget. The library Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote Thursday approved the closure, calling it a difficult decision between less-than desirable options. “We don’t want to see access to any library reduced,” board Chairwoman Brenda Simmons-Hutchins said after the meeting. “The board’s decision today was our response to the difficult situation we are facing in losing eight hours of operations at the Main Library.” (via Florida Times Union)

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Council panel wants to help Jacksonville libraries, worries how to pay for it

“Jacksonville’s library system got a tiny glimmer of hope Friday that Jacksonville’s City Council might prevent the worst of a series of proposed budget cuts. But the same day, council auditors warned the city’s finances looked tighter than Mayor Alvin Brown’s staff had described earlier and said some savings that were forecast this month seemed too optimistic. That could erase any hopes for shoring up library services, now slated to lose both hours open and money for materials when the 2013 budget year starts Oct. 1.”

via jacksonville.com

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