Portland libraries are once again going to be open on Mondays.
Last week, the Multnomah County Library District Board met on the new budget after a new funding system was voted on by Portlanders last year.
The board decided to restore Monday service and hours that were reduced in 2012 at all 19 libraries. That should take place on July 1.
- Voter approval of the library district measure provides funds to restore library programs and services.
- This new schedule reflects community input, based on specific preferences expressed in the nearly 4,000 responses to a community survey earlier this year.
- The new schedule provides expanded hours on the days most requested by library patrons.
- The new schedule is staggered across library locations to guarantee public access and to meet diverse schedules and needs of library patrons.
- All told, there will be libraries open to serve the community during 63 hours of the week.
- The library is committed to providing free public meeting space. This schedule included that goal as a primary consideration.