Faced with a requirement to cut $4.66 million from its budget, the Jacksonville Public Library board has proposed reducing library service hours by 264 hours a week.
This 24 percent reduction will come along with the elimination of 71 full-time positions. That includes 41 vacancies and 30 filled jobs, including librarians and library technicians.
The reduction approved by the board Monday is the third round of cuts made by the board. In February, the library submitted a budget cut by $2.4 million after the administration asked for $2.8 million in cuts.
By the way, all branches will remain open but with reduced hours.
+ Main Library will be open 48 hours/week
+ Branches will be open 40 hours/week
+ No Sunday hours at any library
+ All Branches (except Main Library) will be closed one day per week (Likely Monday)
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