From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Hours at Milwaukee’s Central Library will be trimmed starting at the end of the year and librarian service will be cut at six branches.
Beginning right after Christmas, the Central Library will open at noon on Mondays instead of 9 a.m. Hours for the rest of the week will not change.
[Our emphasis] While hours will remain the same at six branches, librarians will not be available to help people until noon at Bay View, East, Villard Square, Washington Park, Zablocki and Center St. libraries.
The number of visits to Milwaukee libraries has increased 14% to date this year while circulation is up 8%.
The cuts will save the Milwaukee Public Library about $300,000 a year.
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