California: Sacramento Public Library Closures Scheduled Due to Staff Furloughs
From The Sacramento Bee:
The Friday closures are scheduled May 18, and June 15 and 29.
“Funding shortfalls have left the library with few choices to maintain services to the public,” Library Director Rivkah Sass said in a written statement.
The library was faced with either laying off 15 to 18 staff members, requiring the permanent closure of three locations, or furloughing staff members, requiring temporary closures of the entire system, officials said. Sass said furloughs were considered preferable to permanent closure of some neighborhood libraries.
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