Here’s an update to our Miami-Dade Library coverage from earlier this month.
From the Miami Herald:
An updated plan for cuts to the Miami-Dade County budget would keep open six of 22 public libraries initially slated for closure.
Amid uproar over Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s proposal to shut down nearly half of the county’s 49 libraries, administrators have been drafting alternatives to make the budget cuts a little less painful. A final plan won’t be approved by county commissioners until two public hearings on the budget in September.
The six libraries that would be saved under the latest proposal were chosen in part because of the popular services they provide poorer communities, such as Internet access and after-school programs for children, Martinez said.
List of Six Branch Libraries That Might Be Saved From Possible Closure
- Lakes of the Meadows
- Lemon City
- Little River